Day 34: When ‘Shake It Off’ takes a while

In nine days, it will be six months since I was admitted to ICU. Septic infection (urinary tract infection plus blockage caused by kidney stones) caught everyone by surprise. For five days (three of them while sedated on a ventilator), my body struggled to win the fight for life. And yet here I am, back … Continue reading Day 34: When ‘Shake It Off’ takes a while

Day 17: Shaking my head, smiling

Surprises? Along the way there have been a few.┬áLike the cover of my third book printing out as gray, not the blue you see displayed on the sidebar image. "Oh well," said the designer. "Oh well," said the publisher. A friend made up a song: "Sell...gray books in cyber space," he sang. "And put on … Continue reading Day 17: Shaking my head, smiling

A year with My 500 Words

I didn't see the invitation until January 3rd. Facing a book deadline, author Jeff Goins asked his blog subscribers for help. Would we write 500 words a day with him for the month of January? Would I? My blog was languishing, and the novel was stuck at Chapter 7. Defeated? Oh, I was feeling it. … Continue reading A year with My 500 Words