Monday, July 28, 2014

Tractor Parade

Hey All!
Went to my Grandma's for the small town parade this past weekend.
Now, its truly a small town event.
Nothing is spectacular.
And if there is even a single float, it is noteworthy.
This year there was this -
Which I thought looked like this - 
Which of course had me walking around saying,
"Tractor tippin's fun!"

Good times. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Okay, okay . . .
This wedding announcement came in the mail yesterday.
Obviously I've removed names and dates, but come on!
Is this not the most awesomely craptacular announcement ever seen?
I give them mad points for originality -
I have no problem giving points where they're due.
But do they realize what they'll be getting as a wedding presents?
Personally, I'm leaning towards a battle ax.  

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Stirring

The thing about the great plains,
is that there are all these completely creepy, abandoned farms. 
This one in particular caught my eye.
The dead trees.
The general state of disrepair.
That's obvious.
What's not apparent by the picture is that the house was turquoise blue
and was the least decrepit thing around.
Made me think that something else was up.
And when I start thinking that,
I start feeling inspired.
So much story potential there.
What this translates into is: monsters.
The kind that make your skin crawl.
My mind is already twisting the possibilities into something great.
Here we go . . .

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Checking in from Colorado.
Yeah, Nebraska wasn't enough.
We decided to hit 5 states while we were out and about.
Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, and Utah - all in 3 days.
It has been CRAZY
but definitely worth it!
I'll be back home tomorrow, 
and then its time to get back into writing.
October and my deadline for Born of Ash and Iron are coming up fast!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Nebraska or Bust!

In a streak of randomness, I decided to take my baby brother on a roadtrip to . . . Nebraska.
Why Nebraska?
Well, there wasn't really any rhyme or reason to it.
It was just a random idea,
and neither of us had been there,
so it worked.
It has been a BLAST!