Life and Such

I Wrote Some Words Today

I Wrote Some Words Today

And I liked it. Don’t laugh. Sometimes putting thoughts into words is hard work. It wasn’t tonight, but it’s been very hard lately. Oh yeah, I’ve got all the excuses. Actually other people make them for me. “You’ve been through so much change lately.” “You’re very busy.” I guess. Who isn’t busy though? And when […]

What I Learned From My Husband’s Surgery

What I Learned From My Husband’s Surgery

My husband had surgery last Friday. No, don’t worry, it wasn’t for anything big. He had a umbilical hernia that the docs needed to go in a sew up and slap a little mesh on. It was an outpatient procedure–we were only there for about 6 hours. In fact, the recovery is going to be […]

I’m Alive!

I’m Alive!

So, I can’t even remember the last time that I actually posted here at NAF. It seems the week would fly by and suddenly it was Tuesday, and I would be like, “Wasn’t I supposed to do something?” The past few months have been rough on me. Both my husband and I have been fighting […]

Mickey Mouse for governor

Mickey Mouse for governor

Why didn’t I think of that? The Orange County Florida Supervisor of Elections compiles a list of all the “invalid write-in names” entered on ballots. To be valid, a write-in candidate must register with the supervisor for a specific race. That ensures we don’t elect someone who is unwilling to serve. No word on whether […]

Less observant than a kindergartner

Less observant than a kindergartner

I may presume myself to be smarter than a fifth grader, but there are many types of intelligence, and on at least one of them I failed to rise to the level of a kindergartner. Not some hypothetical kindergartner or an average of all kindergartners, but a specific kindergartner who showed me up in the […]

Alphabet Blogging: K is for…

Alphabet Blogging: K is for…

Killjoys. Killjoys can, unfortunately, take multiple forms for authors. They don’t even necessarily have to be human. One of the biggest killjoys for me is the comparison game. Every so often, I look at what other authors–or sometimes even other creative types–are doing. How much success they’ve found. How they’re writing several books a year, […]

Why do gentlemen defer to ladies?

Why do gentlemen defer to ladies?

A man held the door for me at the gym the other day. This is a common enough courtesy, but for some reason it got me pondering. This man was much bigger and stronger than me. He was also younger than me. So maybe he was a gentleman holding a door for a lady, or […]