As writers, we’ve all heard this advise many times: Read. Read a lot. Then read some more. And when you’re done with that, keep reading. In the past, I always took this counsel at face value, attributing to logic that yes, to become a better writer, it made sense you had to read a lot. But… Continue reading Don’t Just Read. Read With Purpose
Several months back, as I began to write this post (yes it took that long to finish #mylife), I was sitting on a drenched table, next to a swimming pool, at the hotel from where we were eagerly waiting for our new home to be finished, listening to my five year-old asking me to count… Continue reading Quitting Never Amounts to Anything. So Keep Writing.
First off, Happy New Year! For the past five days I’ve been lounging, sleeping in, and enjoying some relaxed fun with my family. Well deserved, too. After a full week of complete chaos, sick kiddos, sick husband, sick infant, hardly any sleep due to the sickness galore, a manuscript to finish, and a Disneyland trip… Continue reading Disneyland Turns Capable Adults Into The Walking Dead
If I sat down to count how many times I’ve felt overwhelmed, discouraged, or altogether reluctant to continue pursuing a goal, I probably wouldn’t be able to count all of them. You probably wouldn’t either. Not because it never happens. Quite the contrary, it happens way too often to keep count. Sometimes it is our… Continue reading Time To Stick To Your Guns … or Pens
I went on a walk yesterday morning for the first time in months. It may not sound like the biggest achievement in the world, and in reality it probably wasn’t. It was a very short walk, barely thirty minutes long, but it was quiet and I was by myself. No kids. No stroller. No distractions.… Continue reading Time To Look Back. And Celebrate.
Last Friday evening everything that could have gone wrong went wrong, and I had a laughing attack right in the middle of it all. After spending our first five days in our new home, we decided to go have a picnic at the beach for dinner. In case you didn’t know, we moved to the… Continue reading When Something Sucks, Laugh It Off