I was sorting through some photos on my computer (because I have too many, and it's destroying my processing speed) when I realized I had a full stash of photos from the equestrian center that inspired Show Barn Blues. Since I went to a lot of trouble to describe the barn and grounds, I thought it might … Continue reading The Barn Behind “Show Barn Blues”
At last, a reason to blog! It's been a long, hot summer, readers -- or has it? I've been working so much this summer, it went flying by like one of those particularly deranged dragonflies that goes right past your nose and scares you to death and you shriek and wave your hands in your … Continue reading We’re Getting Closer to Show Barn Blues!
This post was originally published at Equestrian Ink. Setting up a training calendar is easy, right? You pick a horse show date and you move backwards, working out a nice hypothesis of where you'll be in training each week running up to the show. Nothing to it, because predicting how quickly and how competently your … Continue reading Story Outlines: A Writer’s Training Calendar