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I gave birth to a Disney Princess. I don’t know how it happened. Yes, I’d put in a request for a girl but I just figured I’d get a girl like the kind I was - a muddy, adventurous, tree-climbing,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at My Weblog
If I leave the house more than once during the week to do something other than check the mail, it’s a big week. I'm not a shut in or disabled. I’m just lazy. Or more accurately, I’m a homebody. Offered... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at My Weblog
Today is my first post as an “Empty Nester.” I put that in quotes because I still have a husband and three needy dogs to take care of. If my nest were truly empty I’d have to clean a lot... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at My Weblog
I can almost smell the kerosene again.
Stardate 2019 June 18 We've journeyed to a new and exciting place. The environs is different than what we've come to treasure but have just as surely begun to outgrow. This second exploratory trip is our final before the five-year... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at My Weblog
The other day on Twitter, a young woman I didn't know posted that she felt like there was no point in writing because she could never be "as good as" some of the published writers she was reading. I decided... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at My Weblog
Similar to NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNo, I did a 100 words for 100 days challenge. That simple. At least 100 words for 100 days. If you missed a day, you had to start back at day one. It was a small enough word goal that it didn't feel daunting and I routinely wrote much more than 100 words but I had flexibility if I was sick. And the losing and starting over aspect really nailed my feet to the floor. That was the beginning of my first book, WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU. :)
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2019 on Camping Out at My Weblog
Oh, it's lovely, Marcia! And all the more enjoyable for the hard work you've put in to it, I imagine. :)
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2019 on Launching the deck at My Weblog
Okay, it looks like the best I can do is give y'all a link to my online album. They're numbered in the viewing order. Sorry, for the tech glitch. Typepad seems to dislike me for some reason. :)
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2019 on The Big Reveal at My Weblog
Oh, no! None of the pictures have come through. Let me see if I can fix it really quickly.
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2019 on The Big Reveal at My Weblog
Usually, the big reveal on a writers' blog would mean a cover but last month I promised you my new office would be revealed and so I deliver. Unfortunately, it's not as finished as I'd have liked because a nagging... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2019 at My Weblog
Maybe you're a writer because of the head injuries. I have a history littered with ER visits, stitches, concussions, broken bones and I like to think the experiences have contributed to my creativity. :)
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2019 on Turns out you DO need your head at My Weblog
And I'll bet those eight days make the other 142 worth it. :)
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2019 on What Do You DO Out There? at My Weblog
Thank you, Nina! I've very excited about the new space. It's coming together really well and my 17yo daughter has taken over the furniture placement and design. She leaves for college in six months so she says she's getting in practice for her dorm room set up. :)
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2019 on Out with the old at My Weblog
I’m very fortunate in that I have a dedicated office in which to work. It is a ten-by-ten room off our master bedroom that used to be a bedroom but the original owner decided to connect with double doors. I’m... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2019 at My Weblog
About 350 is my sweet spot, I'd say. Every once in a while Ill pick up an epic that's longer but for my day-to-day reading, which is almost always a mystery, I prefer the get-in, get-out whodunit.
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2019 on The Long and Short of It at My Weblog
I love, love, LOVE Mrs Winterbourne! The scene on the church lawn somehow manages to be horrifying, touching, hilarious, and suspenseful, all at the same time.
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2019 on Comfort food for the screen at My Weblog
I need no rationalizations. Books are life!
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2019 on NOT BUYING BOOKS at My Weblog
A book listening party! What a terrific idea.
We had a woodpecker that liked to peck on the iron door on the chimney. Not the aluminum cap but the outside of the fireplace that could be used to sweep out the ashes. He must have had a very tough beak or he was very dumb because it made a terrifically loud noise.
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2019 on Woodpecker gotta peck wood at My Weblog
I'm all caught up on Murdoch and Midsomer Murders. My husband and I are binging Inspector Lewis and Warehouse 13 (re-watching). I'm about to binge season 5 of Grace and Frankie ... and by about to, I mean when I'm not doing one of the eight million things on my to-do list. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2019 on What Do You Binge Watch? at My Weblog
If anyone is curious about the latest planner it's this one: Clever Fox Planner is the foxes of the title. The Scots is, of course, Catriona. Happy Day all!
As the daughter of a contractor, if it makes you feel any better, I have never lived in a home that wasn't in the midst of some project or another. This includes my own home that I've lived in for coming up on 20 years. The inconvenience of the work and usually higher than expected bill will fade into the background, like childbirth does, once you're enjoying your home's new enhancements. Until something else needs repairing, replacing, or updating that is. ;)
Toni, the only iron-clad, unassailable writing advice in my opinion is that of the late Robin Hathaway. To quote: "Seventeen people is too many to kill in the first chapter." :)
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2019 on Bad Advice at My Weblog
I apologize for the late posting. Yesterday was a hectic day in our home as my beautiful, brilliant, clever, kind, warm, witty, wonderful daughter got her acceptance letter for her first choice college and there was much jumping and crying... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at My Weblog