• Mar. 11th, 2010 There are rules?

    There are rules? Shouldn’t somebody have mentioned this before now? (This is a loose quote from a book – which will remain unspecified lest I be laughed to scorn). My first experience with a writing group went quite well. Or at least, I think it did. I wasn’t humiliated. Everyone was friendly and supportive. I received [ read more ]

  • Mar. 10th, 2010 If You Write the Words, You Will Eat Them Within 24 Hours

    I’ve had a horrible day. It started out fine. Brian took Emma to school so I had a bit more time this morning. I got the car washed and pulled into the church parking lot at 8:55AM. And then my phone rang. It was the school nurse. Emma has a cough. Yeah. I know. She’ll [ read more ]

  • Mar. 8th, 2010 If You Say No, I’ll Scream

    My son has reached a fun age. Most of the time. He is teaching himself how to jump – hilarious. He is already exhibiting a tenacious independent streak – like mother like son. OK. Like his entire genetic line, but I digress. But at 18 months, he’s reached a place where his receptive language far [ read more ]

  • Feb. 10th, 2010 Registered

    It’s official. I am registered to attend the Blue Ridge Christian Writer’s Conference in May. What have I done? Do I belong at a writer’s conference? Is this going to be a colossal waste of resources – both time and money? Maybe. But, maybe it will be a fantastic opportunity. It will definitely take me out of my comfort zone. [ read more ]

  • Jan. 11th, 2010 At Loose Ends . . .

    I don’t know what to do with myself. I feel lost. Unsettled. Deeply unsatisfied. I have nothing to do. Don’t misunderstand. I have plenty to do. The ever-present laundry. The dust bunnies throwing a fiesta on every flat surface. The bathrooms – ugh, the bathrooms. Plenty to do. But no deadline. If the dust bunnies [ read more ]