Monthly Archives: April 2013


My life is a constant source of inspiration for my writing . I read widely, from novels to science to metaphysics to spirituality. Daily Word ( is a big part of my life, and today’s reading expresses well how I feel about imagining:

“With each brush stroke on a canvas, artists create beauty and form. Through their imagination and skill, they capture what they see in the world and in their mind’s eye. The depictions in their art stir the soul.

“My God-given power of imagination opens a world of possibilities to me. By using my imagination, I can turn what seems impossible into the possible. By being resourceful or creative, at work or at home, I can create what I imagine. My imagination allows me to soar beyond appearances, visualize what is possible and bring it into form.

“My enthusiasm expands as I apply my imagination. I use my creative power daily to explore new dimensions of living.”

A Milestone Reached

Arnold, my little Progress Meter guy, just checked in with a total of 10,000 words. I’ve completed 25% of PATH OF THE CRYSTAL DRAGON, my Work In Progress!

Of course, I don’t know that I’ve reallly finished one quarter of the book. As many of you know, I don’t write big books. An average young adult novel is 40,000 words though some get as long as 50,000 or even more. SECRET OF THE CRYSTAL DRAGON came in at 43,000. But I have a funny feeling about PATH. The story is a bit more involved than SECRET and as it grows and evolves it could very well end up on the long side. Which is fine with me. It will take as long as it takes to tell the story, and this story has already surprised me with a couple of interesting twists.

Check back often to see how many pages Arnold has posted.