We moved to the high desert six years ago from the lush, green Willamette Valley. Moss grew on my car there. It’s what most people think of when they hear ‘Pacific Northwest’, rainy, very rainy and mudslides.
The east side of the Cascades appears much dryer and to have much less color. This is typical.
It looks brown and rather uniform, right? Yeah. But it’s not. Up close the desert is teaming with color and beauty. Way more than you’d think. Here are a few treasures I found among the brush.
None of these flowers is bigger than the tip of my pinky, except for the white cluster with the moths.
Things aren’t always what they appear, huh?
Writing, writing, writing, yee haw! I finished the first draft of The Rifters, didn’t pass Go, didn’t drink my celebratory beer, went straight back to the keyboard and have started on the second book in the series, The Initiate – title subject to change. The goal is to have it done by end of May. Go me!
My workshop on April 5th went great. I’ll give more of a blow by blow at the next IWSG on May 7th. On May 22nd, I’ll be taking part in the marketing panel my writers guild has put together.
I’ve been participating in the AtoZ with Untethered Realms. We’re holding an X Factor competition for the creature with the most X this coming Monday. We held some auditions for the letters I and Q – Ice Creatures and Questing Q. Stop by and give the competitors a vote. Whatever/whoever gets the most points will go on to compete for the grand title.
Stopover is almost complete as an audiobook. Expect that to be available within the month.