I don’t “do” New Year Resolutions. I have almost always failed at them, and frankly, I don’t need to add to my list of shortcomings. My one “resolution”, if you want to call it that, I mentioned in my comment on Katie’s New Year post: Do Better. I’ve been in a slump, professionally and personally, … Continue reading
I should’ve been working on that other blog post. Or on my novel. Or on my memoir. Instead, I spent five hours cleaning up and organizing files on my laptop. (I did find some true gems: essays I’d forgotten I’d written, the beginning of a NaNoWriMo story from a couple of years ago that was actually … Continue reading
As a world-class Procrastinator, I can find the most creative ways to avoid getting my business done. I have spent the past few months trying to break this habit, as I’ve mentioned before, and I can honestly say I am getting better. Still… the lure of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and a few other daily stops … Continue reading
This is a piece of micro-fiction I wrote a while back. The challenge was to keep at at exactly 100 words. I hope you enjoy! She trained the Ladysmith on the bearded man. His eyes widened. “You have the wrong person,” he protested. She ignored him, her eyes cold as marble. There was no mistaking … Continue reading
I love poetry and I love to write. You would think the combination would make me a decent poet. But you would be wrong. Dead wrong. The fact is, I stink at poetry. Sure, I can pen a few schmaltzy lines for my beloved on special occasions, and I don’t think they’re terrible. They come … Continue reading
In keeping with the A-to-Z Blog Challenge, today’s “F” is for our weekly “Five on Friday”. This week, it’s our five favorite writing books for established and aspiring writers alike. Bird by Bird. This classic memoir on writing by Anne Lamott must be on every writer’s bookshelf. It’s inspirational, self-deprecating, and provides not only a loose … Continue reading
Today’s Five on Friday list will be short and sweet because, honestly, I have a lot to do today. In addition to my usual Friday tasks–writing, running errands, driving my kid to and from school, etc.–I’m preparing to take part in the A to Z Blog Challenge. Last I checked, there were 1,400 bloggers signed … Continue reading
Is there a better way to kick-off our new blog than with an awesome blog challenge?* We don’t think so! When Katie came across the “Blogging from A to Z Challenge“, we knew we found the one. The premise is simple: Each day of the month is assigned a letter (excluding the Sundays after April … Continue reading
About a year ago, I was desperately overwhelmed. I had a precocious 18-month-old and a pre-schooler at home, as well as a Kindergartner and second-grader who each had active social lives. In addition to the the daily stay-at-home mom routine, I was juggling two part-time jobs and trying to be an attentive and supportive wife. … Continue reading
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