One-Armed Christmas Preparations and My Next Book

Light at Sensorio, Paso Robles by Heidi Eliason I’m three weeks past shoulder surgery and I’m pleased with my progress. I’m only taking ibuprofen occasionally as needed, and I can sleep lying down now. It’s slowly getting better. I start physical therapy in another three weeks. Like many others, I’m busy with holiday preparations. This … Continue reading One-Armed Christmas Preparations and My Next Book

Revision Sprint

Work, commute, family responsibilities, exercise, chores, errands--oh, and don't forget having fun and maintaining relationships and friends. When do I find time to write? I've been struggling with this for a long time. Usually I end up squeezing in little bits of writing in the evenings and on the weekend, in between other things, and … Continue reading Revision Sprint


What determines whether someone--whether they are an athlete, artist, musician, or in any other profession--is successful? It turns out it's not natural talent, or even intelligence. It's grit. At least, that's what Angela Duckworth says in Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.  I've been listening to this book on Audible, and have been greatly … Continue reading Grit