Well, page girls too, actually. I know almost all of my posts this month have been about brainstorming my story of the Great Christmas Blizzard, the next installment of a saga that begins with “Orphans of Opry Tower”, but hey, it’s my blog, I can … Continue readingPage Boys of the Perfect Storm
Having compiled the year of weather as well as the many faces in different places for my Christmas-superstorm-cum-ghost-story, it’s hit me the past couple of days: how exactly am I going to tell this story? After all, the heart of it is Christmas Eve during … Continue readingA Wandering Soul in the Wild Hunt?
“Oh no, Adamas Nemesis isn’t going to make those tiresome hypothetical weather tables!”? Well, no…I’m not. But I’ve been doing some more research and worldbuilding for the weather pattern that precedes the historic Great Christmas Blizzard of 2045, which will be featured in a story … Continue readingPlotting Out a Year of Weather
In the course of reading up on strokes for a story I’m brainstorming, where a very elderly character dies from one, I came across something really interesting, and something that might explain a lot about my own medical history: it’s called “silent strokes”. Yes, a … Continue readingAm I a Childhood Silent Stroke Victim?
In the story I’m brainstorming for (see here and here), the tale of a Christmas superstorm that’s rather sprawling but has as its heart Georgia Roadhouse, a character I invented, who has a vacation house in the Shenandoah, the very heart of the storm, and … Continue readingThe Lives of Georgia and Decca: More Thoughts
My last update on the brainstorming process for my story came a few days ago, and I have some new material! I won’t actually write it, let alone release it, for a while, since it’s bulging into a novel-length concept, and I’ll be busy with … Continue readingChristmas Blizzard: More Brainstorming
Working up the scenario for my Great Christmas Blizzard, which I’ve decided will take place in 2045 (because why not make it take place the same year as the great rogue comet in one of my other stories, right?), I find that my attempt at … Continue readingThe Ultimate Storm?
In the course of brainstorming a vacation home for my character Decca Roadhouse, I’ve thought of another character, Georgia Roadhouse, her little cousin who’s just like her, right down to having a vacation home, sporting red ringlets, and guzzling red wine, but, in stark contrast … Continue readingA Christmas Blizzard Romance in the Shenandoah?
It’s recently come to my attention that a “ring of fire” will be over the United States next month, on Saturday October 14. “What?”, you might ask; “Is the world coming to an end?”. No, not that kind of fire: it’s going to be an … Continue readingAn Annular Eclipse is Coming Soon!