Writing a Book

I’ve always wanted to write a book (or two, or three). But it always seemed as though there was some alchemy involved, some incantation that you had to recite three times backwards before sitting down to write, or you’d never turn leaden words into gold. Lately, however, I’ve had the opportunity to see book writing…

Tips on the Writing Process

It’s been raining for days. The yard has become a marshland, with tufts of grass poking up from pools of standing water. The bedrock outcrop in our front yard has puddles in all its nooks and crannies. They must smell interesting, because the dogs have to investigate each and every one of them. The Cowichan…

Being a Book Addict (aka Bibliophile)

I am a book addict. There, I said it. Luckily being a book addict doesn’t have too many negative connotations. Except when it comes to moving house, and suddenly your book collection expands into a sea of packing boxes and you wonder if they’ve been procreating when you weren’t looking. It doesn’t help that I’m…

Planning ahead: Dealing with chronic illness

I’ve mentioned previously on the blog that dealing with a chronic illness can make it difficult to plan for the future. I want to talk about this in a bit more detail. When I talk about planning for the future, I’m thinking about two different things: (1) planning for a specific event: a conference, workshop,…