Travel and Fun Leave Little Time For Writing

As most know, we are full time RVers. The biggest adjustment for me as a writer has been balancing an unstructured lifestyle with structured writing time. I’m still struggling with it. I have two blogs, my author site and travel site ( as well as manuscript commitments such as the second book in my Dead Men series and an ongoing anthology of short stories based on North American myth and lore. In the midst of all of that, I strive to fit in a few hikes and adventures.

I am the personification of too many irons in the fire! Yowsa!

But I’m trying – and I appreciate your support and understanding. When I spend too much time posting to OlDog and Me, I feel guilty about neglecting my author site and vice versa. I’ve considered combining them but haven’t figured out a way to successfully incorporate the different aspects of my writing and traveling.

All I can do is suggest you hop back and forth between the two websites to get an idea of what’s happening with my writing. Somewhere in the middle, I’m doing research for upcoming stories, fitting in a little touristy stuff and trying to achieve a happy medium.

As of now, I am a week away from launching Volume One of the Lost Highway Tales. (I considered naming the anthology Tales from the Back Roads but have since reverted back to the original title). I’m working feverishly on Book Two in the Dead Men series, Dead Men Can’t Dance. If you haven’t read Dead Men Don’t Talk, you should. It’s gotten great reviews on Amazon.

And I’m ashamed to admit, I’m not even half way through the NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words. Just chalk it up to a lot of gawking at those turn of the century cowboys wandering around Tombstone, Arizona. Be still my restless heart. Who doesn’t love a cowboy? Especially when you can ogle a real life recreation of an Old West hero? I make no excuses. I’m a sucker for cowboy hats and dusters!

Of course, there was also the alien lore from Roswell, New Mexico . . . but that’s another blog. :0