SHHH… There is something awesome about having a secret: The thrill, freedom, excitement, a certain je ne sais quois… “The first rule of fight club is: you don’t talk about fight club.” That’s kind of how my writing started. As a secret. I had mused to friends and family members for a while about writing… Read More Secrets Secrets Are So Fun…
I had a dream No this isn’t my take on MKL Jr.’s speech, but my book did start with a dream. I’m not going to go too much into it because I’m still writing the first draft but that is what I woke up with. A dream about a situation. That was about a year… Read More On Beginning…
I thought I would do a post about how I have ended up where I currently am (as of June, 2018). I had originally titled it, “where the heck am I and how did I get here?” because that actually feels more true, but You Are Here is a reference to one of the first exercises in… Read More You Are Here
I just realized that I might prefer to be hitting early menopause than to give up my half & half in my morning coffee… #priorities #writerslife #momlife #eliminationdietssuck #perimenopauseorthyroid? Featured photo by Annie Spratt. And an Ode to Coffee which I wrote being inspired by not wanting to give it up.
I’ve been thinking about this idea more today since it seems to have taken me down a rabbit hole. I was pondering why it is that we often try to dissuade ourselves or others from thinking our words have power. Why do we seemingly throw away this power, or how is this power kept from… Read More Words Are Power -part 2
I’m currently reading On Writing, by Stephen King and I just finished his anecdote about how his teacher Miss Hisler (am personally thinking it’s not such a coincidence that her name is one letter in the word and alphabet away from Miss Hitler) made him, as an eighth grader, give back all the money he… Read More Words Are Power- part 1
Finding the time to write when I’m also working an almost (35 hrs) full time job and also being a parent and managing the majority of the items that keep our household going is definitely tough. This moment was great for me to be able to sit in the sun and have a beer while… Read More Finding the Time to Write