My Daughter and An Untamed Lion

Over the weekend, Rachel got a wild hair of an idea for something she wanted to do with Ella, and asked me what I thought about it. “Do you think she would like it?” Rachel asked. “I don’t know,” I said. “She might. Of course, she might also get the fool scared out of her.”… Continue reading My Daughter and An Untamed Lion

Of Better Stories

A friend of mine, Jason Young, gave me a box of books lately, and one of the treasures I unearthed as I emptied my Huggies box-o-goodness (the official packing box of all parents) was Donald Miller‘s most recent title, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life. I was… Continue reading Of Better Stories

The Evolution of an Idea

I was driving home today, lamenting the fact that I have so many writing projects in process, but none really complete. I mean, sure, I have about 35 short stories that I’m satisfied with, but the big guns, the book-length works, are nowhere near being finished. There’s the vampire church story that’s 3/4 of the… Continue reading The Evolution of an Idea