Saturday, July 21, 2012

Clean Mountain Air

I've been neglecting this blog a little bit lately as I've focused on getting my revisions of Natalia finished up instead.  I did manage to get a beta version done, and now I've received some good feedback so I'm plugging away at making the final changes.  Luckily I'm in a beautiful place to get some work done, at Mammoth Mountain in California's high sierra.

Perfect summer weather means writing every morning and then hiking or biking in the afternoon.  These pictures I took today hiking up to Emerald Lake.

It's great to get out into the wilderness to clear my mind and just let it wander where it may.  Somehow it makes getting back to the writing so much easier when I can cut out all of the other distractions of life for a while.  And besides, scenery like this is just plain hard to beat!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

Here in the U.S. we're celebrating Independence Day, and though it was actually cool and cloudy all day here in Laguna Beach, there was still a nice fireworks show to cap off the day:

So to all of the Americans out there at home or abroad, Happy 4th of July!