2019 was a pretty fantastic year, personally. For a lot of people 2019 was fraught with hardship and drama. My life was far from drama-free, but, overall, the good outweighed the bad. My brother and his came to visit for the first time, and it was brilliant! I flew to Denver to visit my BFF. … Continue reading Thanks a lot, 2019.
Somehow fall has happened. I have no idea what happened to September. Well, that's not strictly true. I spent it sending my kids back to school where others could try to teach them something while I traveled. Before you call me a bad parent, I was traveling for mostly professional reasons. I actually went to … Continue reading Writing Retreats in Order to Advance
Today I reached a major milestone. Something I wrote has been published in the Washington Post. It was a short piece. 100 words or less defining motherhood. Out of who knows how many submissions mine and nine others were selected to run in the Style section under the On Parenting heading. You can read it … Continue reading I’m in the Washington freakin’ Post!!
I'm a bit late on this, but lateness seems to be one of my main characteristics recently. I am late for lunches out, late to appointments, late in getting my children to bed. I'm just late. I am also late in my own personal deadlines for this book I'm working on. I am writing a … Continue reading Lateness and Effort in Writing
This summer has sucked for writing. Absolutely sucked. I have gotten nothing done. I wanted to have a draft of my book finished by the end of this month, but I am miles away from that now. I'm trying to write today, but am finding it impossible. Why? The kids. The house. The garden. I … Continue reading Summer Writing
So I WON!! I am a Kick Ass Woman! Thank you for voting for me. It actually means more than I thought it would. I'm really glad my writing is something you are enjoying. I'll keep it up! xoxo
Dearly beloved We are gathered here today To get through this thing called life Electric word life It means forever and that's a mighty long time But I'm here to tell you There's something else The after-world A world of never ending happiness You can always see the sun, day or night Prince … Continue reading Prince is Dead. Long live Prince.
Billy Collins is my favorite poet (aside from Jim Danger Coppoc whose poetry I love for totally different reasons). I am writing for NaNoWriMo, as I have mentioned and I was looking for a snippet of poetry that would pop into the head of my hero and help her put the whole mystery together. But … Continue reading I love Billy Collins
I wasn't much of a writer in high school. I did my English essays adequately. I daydreamed out stories in my head. And it is true that my senior year Chem grade was saved by my essay on Louis Pasteur. But I was going to be a veterinarian so I didn't really focus to much … Continue reading NaNoWriMo