The perfect caste, the easy drift, and then wham! I’ve got a fish. Writing is like that, too. Sometimes when I sit down at my laptop or take my spiral notebook and one of my favorite pens the words flow. The only sound is the… Read More
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Replenishing the Creative Well
I write. Or at least I try to, and I’m struggling to finish my first book. I’ve slowed down, unable to put one-word in front of the other. Ready to give up. I am empty. Hollow. And ultimately, I know I have depleted my emotional… Read More
What I’ve learned because of the pandemic.
It’s sort of hard for me to write about the pandemic. I’m in the midst of it and the days although all seem the same so much has changed, too. I’ve been thinking about how this pandemic has changed me and also changed those around… Read More
With the end of one year and the beginning of the next, it is time to let go of bad habits, and negative thoughts. Easier said than done. Letting go of what ails me doesn’t happen with the stroke of midnight. For me letting go… Read More
Speaking Out Loud
Somehow saying out loud what you mean or what you want or what you plan on doing makes everything seem more real. Maybe because speaking out loud you’re giving voice to your desires or your wants or more precisely your needs. It’s easy – at… Read More
Missed it by that much!
Yep. My goal was to blog once a week and post every Wednesday and I have already missed it! My excuse? The week after Christmas and before New Years. It seems, at least to me, that this week is a blur. Not because I’m doing… Read More
December is a wash.
I recently heard a fellow writer (actually she’s an author since she’s published) say that really noting gets done in December when it comes to writing. I sort of agree with her. December is all about getting ‘stuff’ done that is needed to be… Read More
New Year’s Resolution: Make some goals.
I’ve never kept any New Year’s resolutions. Sure I thought up a few but once the party is over. Once I am back into the routine of my daily life . . . those resolutions I was so eager to start, work through, and… Read More
Thoughts on my first RWA Conference
I am home. And, my head is still percolating with ideas, thoughts and techniques from my first RWA conference. Besides getting to meet some of my favorite authors (No, I didn’t take pictures with them). I did take some stellar workshops and learned a… Read More
Another hot day
Hot. Temperatures are expected to peak at 110 F. In southern California we do expect the heat. This area is a desert, although it doesn’t resemble one any more. We have collectively altered the environment with our green lawns, trees, and swimming pools and… Read More