Smelling the roses

These days, not everyone has time or space to garden.  Psychologically though, gardens are good for the soul.  More cities should put effort into having not only park/playground spaces, but public gardens.

 

 

 

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Garden

Walk in still and quiet

Seeking new inspiration

Fucking writer’s block

True Names

Perhaps a little too risqué for Amazon?

My cover artist, the illustrious Rémi, sent over his latest masterpiece and I absolutely love it.  The problem is I think it is going to trigger the moral guardians on Amazon.  You can’t see anything, but it looks like you could.  Pearls would be clutched.

Not sure yet what the final design will be exactly, but in an adult world, this would be the cover of part two:

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Garden Glories

After two years, my garden space is finally starting to be a place I can relax and do some writing.  I planned to spend the weekend on the back patio.  A nice pot of tea, a six pack of good beer, my headphones, and time to write.

Naturally, it’s 50F out and raining.

It’s still winter

Some of you may have noticed a break in my updates.  In addition to apparently being locked in the permanent icy grip of winter (the featured picture was taken from my front porch yesterday), I had to deal with a windows update sending my computer into blue screen of death mode.

I have done a full reinstall, and have sadly lost some things.  I can’t find my receipt with the license code for Poser 11, so that is gone.  I couldn’t find the one for AeonTimeline either, but their customer service people are awesome and came through for me.  Thus, I haven’t lost access to my notes for quite a few projects.  Scrivener, Word, and Photoshop remain good to go.

I did lose a lot of works in progress on Photoshop.  Nothing serious, just the projects I’ve been using as learning tools for my new drawing tablet.  Everything else was backed up to dropbox, and I am going to shamelessly plug their service for all aspiring writers and artists because one, they work great with Scrivener, and two, without them I would have just lost 10+ years of writing work.

Back up your shit, people, and keep copies of your receipts.  Also, just because you tell Windows now isn’t a good time to update doesn’t mean it is going to listen to you, and for those of you who don’t already know this – Windows 10 does NOT keep system restore points for you.  That’s right, people, if something goes wrong, you just have to bend on over and take it without a chance of lube.  Thank you, Microsoft!

War: Chapter 26

“I can’t help you escape.”  Adam pulled up a chair to sit next to him.  “She won’t let me.”

Michaels looked at the woman who’d healed his bullet wounds.  She was fiddling with some sort of weird orb.  “I’ll be honest…”  Michaels glanced at Adam.  “I was expecting more green, a few warts…”  Wren wasn’t much older than Laura, and looked like a sweet, innocent young girl.

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