“You never loved me, Victoria. I’m a good-looking man, not too old yet. I make a decent living. Enough to eat, pay my mortgage, and drive my car. I’m kind. Generous. Women adore me. Why should I go back to you?” “Who is she? Tell me who she is! It’s her, isn’t it? I […]Read More Coffee Shop Perils
I’ve been bogged down by edits this last while, and I’m feeling a little expressive this morning, so here goes a little free flow: Today I lay flat on my belly and wiggle myself across the wooden floor like a caterpillar. My muscles strain, my lungs expand, and I giggle as I finish the […]Read More A birthday and a first time at budokon yoga
New Year’s eve is supposed to be the day we declare a life changing resolution. We’re supposed to raise our glass of creamy bubbly champagne, smile, and reveal a promise to do something–something momentous, something we need to do that will change us for the better–that we’ve been waiting for just the right […]Read More Spring Resolution
Not so long ago, someone asked me an unusual question: Since I spent so many hours a week writing on the computer, did I not miss seeing my own handwriting? “I write by hand all the time,” I replied. “The trick is being able to read back what I wrote.” I do write by hand […]Read More Did I write that? Well, I certainly can’t read it!
Being a writer and a reader are two very different things. For some of us those lines cross paths on a daily basis, and I know many readers would never consider writing, just as I’ve met a few writers who don’t read (sorry–but I don’t understand you guys). As a writer, sometimes it’s difficult to […]Read More Oh my aching stomach!
I was spotted by some mommies when I was sitting with my laptop writing in one of our local coffee shops. “Ohhhhh,” they said. “Look at you. You have the best job ever!” I couldn’t stop myself–laughter poured out of me, until both ladies were looking at each other, questioning my sanity I could […]Read More Really, it’s not very romantic at all…or is it?
I’ve gone from a panster to a plotter during the re-write of this novel. This novel is complex, lots of plot points, so much to keep track of with the multiple POVs, I had no choice. I forgot that I’m a panster at heart. So, when a problem arose I played with it for […]Read More Oh, that magic.