Naming Characters-HELP!!!!

Okey, I have an awful time finding the perfect names for my characters. Sometimes I just type in randome letters like kdlfiahoe, and see if it looks like a name, and sometimes I spend hours on meaning-of-names web-sights on the Internet. Now I'm almost nine long chapters in and I still have one unnamed horse … Continue reading Naming Characters-HELP!!!!

Two Armies and Warriors of Legend. 

The two armies were gathered at the valley that was the only pass through the mountains dividing their countries. The very same valley where the final battle of the Ten Year War had been waged. Now, nearly a century later, they gathered again. Almovia in the East, and Nosidia in the West.  The valley narrowed … Continue reading Two Armies and Warriors of Legend. 

Riding fence on a fresh horse. What could go wrong?

So I had to put over 100 new wood post staples in today and pound back in all the ones that got loose in one of our smaller pastures, and I took my filly Sweetheart to do it.  She had gotten a scrape on the post of her shoulder a few weeks ago, nothing bad … Continue reading Riding fence on a fresh horse. What could go wrong?

R.I.P. Pep

   My dad's favorite horse died last week, and things have been unusually calm. Pep was one of those horses that could open every single gate on the ranch unless it was tied in a way that took two hands and strong fingers to undo. Pep's nickname on the ranch was Hundini and Busy Lips since … Continue reading R.I.P. Pep

Google, my magic box. 

         Please tell me I'm not the only writer who starts out looking for a picture of a throne room to make sure you described it right, but ended up looking at dungeons and torture chambers...... Seriously, the other day as I was doing a few changes I got to worrying that … Continue reading Google, my magic box. 

Never keep your entire book-in-progress in just one file… EVER!

The grass is turning green, it's time to sell some steers, and the thunderstorm season begins. For the last few weeks it has seemed like every other day you would wake up to find an inch of snow outside, but by evening it was sunny with green grass again! To tell the truth, I actually … Continue reading Never keep your entire book-in-progress in just one file… EVER!

Never keep your entire book-in-progress in just one file… EVER!

The grass is turning green, it's time to sell some steers, and the thunderstorm season begins. For the last few weeks it has seemed like every other day you would wake up to find an inch of snow outside, but by evening it was sunny with green grass again! To tell the truth, I actually … Continue reading Never keep your entire book-in-progress in just one file… EVER!