1. Get dressed every day of the week. Okay, 5 days out of 7. Fine, 4 days. NB: Pants with coat covering pajama top and hat covering head does not count as getting dressed. 2. Speak to people who are not my children or my children’s teachers at least three times a week. 3. Do […]Read More 9 New Year’s resolutions for a writer, ie. me
I’ve been re-writing, re-plotting, and re-drafting, the majority of a novel I wrote eight years ago. Shocking when I think it was that long ago that this project came into my thoughts and I began to write it. It took me one year to write that first draft. It was the first idea that spurred […]Read More A full circle
When I was a little girl into to my early teens I used to write poetry, but only when the moment called for it. I sat in the dark and wrote unseen words; I’d let my pen or pencil drag crookedly across the page, or I’d write in neat lines, depending on what emotions needed […]Read More a release
Most of the time I think we write what we experience. I’m not talking memoir or travel logging but about pure fiction. We take our lives, or we take the antithesis of it, and write about it. We write about the emotions in them, the struggles, the victories, the conclusions we come to. I don’t […]Read More When fiction becomes reality
Talking about my babies. The baby turned 1 this past weekend. 1! Quite possibly the oldest cliché of all – where did the time go? With my first child, the first year was eternal. I was smothered by my own emotions, living for him. Nothing mattered but him. It was intense. It was brutal. It […]Read More I’m doing it again.
You were a thought, and now you’re here. This was on a card I received at my baby shower when I was pregnant with my first child. I didn’t understand it fully at the time. Three children later, I have come to know what it means. A thought. My second child, my daughter, turns five […]Read More A lesson in a greeting card
In the last few months I have decided to crawl out my writer’s hole and begin attempting to enter the world of published authors. So far it has been a very positive experience, and not as harrowing as I had feared. When I announced a publication to my children who are 3 and 5, I […]Read More The Unexpected Pleasures in Publication…