Life and Such

Make New Friends

Make New Friends

Remember that childhood song about making new friends and keeping the old? Silver and gold. That’s been me recently. We started a new small group at beginning of the academic year. It’s the second one we’ve been in since moving here. Some of my closest friends in my town came from our first group. I knew all of […]

The Editing Battle

The Editing Battle

“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” Thomas Mann Sometimes writing feels like you’re in a battle with the blank page or in a battle with the pages of words you’ve already written. Sometimes it really feels like this: But there are also the times when […]

Desperate

Desperate

This is how I’ve felt recently, desperate to finish. I’ve had this story on my heart for a while now and in the past couple of years it’s taken off. The story has grown a wider cast, an extra world, more books. At the end of June I have an editorial review scheduled and at […]

Familiar

Familiar

It’s late. I’m still awake. I should really be sleeping. The clock chimes. It’s that mellow, resonating sound I remember from my childhood. It’s familiar, even comforting. My grandpa made clocks for my dad and uncle when they were first married. He has one of them in his own house. I grew up listening to […]

Books and Beverages

Books and Beverages

Last week there was a meme going around about dreaming of owning a bookstore. Honestly, this isn’t really a dream of mine. Or at least something I’d get excited about doing unless I could make it something really unique. Then I had an idea, books and beverages. Pretty much all of my writing friends are either […]

And Pie for All

And Pie for All

I’m a sucker for those Facebook Quizzes and memes based on things like your initials and birthday. My favorite is one that gives all kinds of options of things to do with famous or infamous people from books, movies, and TV such as the dreaded “go to prison with Voldemort.” Mine is fantastic – “Rule the […]

In The Field

In The Field

  A couple of weeks ago, my daughter came home from AWANA with this pretty enamel cross that she’d purchased at Store Night with the AWANA Bucks she’d earned. She immediately clipped it onto her coin purse. In her sweet second grade voice she asked me, “Mommy, do you know why I bought this?” When I […]