Your Time Will Come

I have a confession to make. If you know me at all, I’m sure that what I am about to say will come as a shock. I’ll do my best to keep it brief and to the point. I’m a morning person. Yes, you read that right. A morning person. After years of trying to …

Making Stuff Up

Happy Sunday (or whenever you’re reading this), Everyone. Today I’d like to look a little bit deeper into a question that I’d encountered during the week. Do you make words up? Now I know some of you out there are thinking, “But Ken. You’re a writer. You make things up all the time.” This is …

The Many Faces of May (1st)

Today is the First of May. This means different things to different people. For some, May 1st is the beginning of Spring. For others, It holds a much deeper meaning in the form of Beltane. Still others, don’t see it as anything other than an ordinary day. This isn’t to put one viewpoint over another, …

Not All Writing is Writing

Happy SUNday readers! That above line may look like it’s got a typo in it, but it’s intentional. Today was super nice out and, after a winter that seemed to last forever, I couldn’t help but spend most of it outside – hence this late-in-the-day post. And I don’t feel guilty (or, I’m trying not …

Too Much of a Good Thing.

Happy Sunday, Readers! If you happen to be reading this on a day other than Sunday, well, I hope it’s a good day whenever you are. I discovered something this week while I was working on a scene that wasn’t, you know, working. The scene was from the point of view of the antagonist, who …

Silverpike and Fishguts

Happy Sunday, Reader. If you happen to be reading this on a day other than Sunday, well, I hope that day is a happy one too. So, about that title. If you’ve read the Wheel of Time books, or if you’ve read beyond the first few books, you’ve read one, or possibly both of those …

Follow the Outline?

It’s been a while since I posted something more or less exclusively about writing. I suppose that’s kind of fitting, since it took me a while to realize something about my current project relating to the title. I’ll bet you can guess what that is. This project, titled Queen’s Will has been such a departure …

I Want to Write More

Happy Sunday, Readers! As I promised Future Me, this year I am going to regularly review my goals for 2022 and to adjust them as needed. As I was going through them this month, I discovered that I had nearly done myself a bit of an ill turn. One of my goals this year was …

A Line in the Sand

I spent the majority of Today writing (Author’s Note: I was drafting this on Thursday). I was looking forward to it. I had planned for it: I had the day off work and I could spend that time doing what I wanted, and I wanted to get some writing done. Needless to say, at the …

One Bale at a Time

I am 51 years old. Over the course of two days, I have stacked nearly 300 bales of hay. By hand. For those of you not familiar, these are square bales – close to 3 or 3.5 feet long maybe a foot and a half wide (Yes, I know that’s not a square, but that’s …