You may have heard that some of the population was up for gifts this Sunday. I am among that number, and while I got a cache of tremendously affecting treasures, this one begs to be shared. It's for the writer in your life. It's called the in-pen-ity gauntlet!Now what happens when I snap? No one … Continue reading The In-pen-ity Gauntlet & Good Gifting
Limitation comes in several and sundry forms these days. For the vast majority of us, it comes in self-, entity-, or state-restricted movement. We are home. To work. To eat. To play. To school. For very many of us, limitation has also visited in the form of unexpected unemployment. Followed by limitations in unemployment office … Continue reading Limitation is a Mother
Day two of the writing retreat hit a bit of turbulence. Of the not-being-in-a-secluded-area-without-loved-ones variety. It was still pretty productive! Or at least I finished an edit and got some great brainstorming in. Then my husband said those six little words every writer wants to hear: Do you want to write tomorrow? I'm relatively sure … Continue reading Writing Retreat, Day 2 + Bonus
When I left social media at the beginning of December, the reasons were several. I refocused on this blog for more reasons, and Chuck Wendig brilliantly stacked them up for us all: Old Man Blogs at Cloud. This is my space, and sometimes it doesn't feel very social. It feels quite one-way. And yet it … Continue reading To blogs!
"Why don't you just quit writing books?" Third asked this question in the heat of an angry exchange wherein he had not done his chores and I had caught him. Tears sprang into being without my welcome, because this is a question deep at the core of my inner critic. Why don't you just quit … Continue reading Why Don’t You Just Quit