Continued Slow Posting

My life is a little bit less of a mess, but it’s taking most of my attention. Had a health scare, had a job transition (same company, different role), and am trying to get some balance established. In the mean time, ideas are percolating.




A new year and a new story – Century

Century has never been published before and has been read only by two editors. I began writing it in January 2016 and it got me through that awful year of hope destroyed. Perhaps that’s why Bilbo is so grim.

Bilbo turns 100, and the past becomes very much the present. Four months of summer edging into autumn, much of which is spent walking about Southfarthing, visiting kin and looking for signs of the Parting. The legacy of Buckland has deep roots and bears poisoned fruit.

Century is Bilbo looking back at his long life and wondering how it has brought him to where he is.

Mature topics, language and scenes throughout the story. 

I will follow my previous convention of tagging the story chapters with the main POV and all speaking parts. What will be different is that I will only post a chapter after I’ve completed the draft chapter of the story I’m currently writing, The Mistress. It takes me two to four weeks to write a draft chapter, depending on the length of the chapter, how well I’ve planned it, how frenetic my life is, etc. I’m also getting a genealogy chart ready to post as a PDF, which should help with keeping track of the main characters.

To my loyal readers, thank you so much for sticking with me. I hope this story will be worth the wait.


As We Dream by The Fire

As We Dream by the Fire

POV – Bilbo

In which Bilbo spends a Yuletide evening in the Great Smials with his Uncle Isengar and his cousins Drogo Baggins and Ferumbras Took. Little did he know…


Here’s a little one chapter story as a combination Christmas/New Year’s present for my faithful readers (assuming I have any left after the long hiatus!) to let you know I’m almost ready to start posting another story.

So what have I been doing this last year? I wrote a new story (Harvest), revised another (Century, which I’ll start posting in January), and have been outlining the plot of another (The Mistress), while making notes on yet other tales. I also had a huge shift in my job and may have another this coming year, so all my plans may go up in smoke depending on what happens with that.


Ch. 20 – Temptation


POV – Bilbo

In which Bilbo wrestles with the fallout of his actions in Yule and considers how to stave off temptation.


This marks the end of Lithe. I will be taking a break from posting for a month as I deal with some large and exciting (but exhausting) changes at work.

When I’m back, I’ll probably have a few short stories and some supporting materials to post, then we’ll be on to the next story, Century.

Thank you for reading.