Wednesday, and still at the synopsis!

| September 30, 2015

I love Wednesdays, because you still have a few days of week left, but I start to feel all crowded by the things I haven’t done. Today, I have to have my nails done. It’s the only girly thing I do, and they look as if I’ve been grinding them on sandpaper. Could have done […]

Rule Breaking

| September 29, 2015

I’d love to break the rules. I’m naturally someone who wants to do the right thing. I come from a long line of rule breakers, and while they terrify me, I secretly wish I could be a little more like them. A friend once told me that behind my back in high school, people called […]

Where’s Your Place?

| September 28, 2015

Mine is the beach–the place where my soul is at peace. There’s an old Little River Band song, “I was born in the sight of water…” Every time I hear those words I think, that’s who I am. I lived on a small island with water as the background to my life. Walking to school, […]

Hello, Monday,

| February 3, 2014

My old friend… I didn’t do as much this weekend as I’d hoped. I worked on tax info all day Saturday. Never fun for a writer. I’m great at all the electronic receipts I can get my glommy paws on. (“Would you like an electronic receipt?” they ask. “You bet your sweet–I mean–yes, please.”) But […]

Big Stuff

| January 30, 2014

Lots of doings around here. The beloved and I did not find ourselves stranded on the highways around here in the snowstorm on Tuesday. However, my daughter managed her 20-minute drive in almost 3 hours. She was lucky. Her beloved managed his 25-minute drive in only 17 hours. Oddly, the thing that finally got him […]

Friday To-Do List

| October 25, 2013

Yesterday, the heroine of my book made a to-do list. I thought I should do that more often, myself. I like the sense of accomplishment when I check stuff off. And I’m so buried in this story–as in consumed with what comes next–that I forget what I need to do in my real life. So… […]

A Couple of Heads Met for a Chat

| October 22, 2013

I panicked and wrote several pages just because I didn’t want to stop writing. I need to show up at the page whether I want to be there or not. And for some reason, while I love writing–love it–sometimes, I dread it, too. I guess many writers do. It’s a strange, strange relationship with work. […]

Introverts with Arrogance

| October 18, 2013

Writers are a funny mix of introvert and arrogance. Maybe I should say writing requires a funny mix of both traits. We work alone. I have to remind myself to go out in the world and be around real people instead of spending all my time with folks made out of fiction. I once heard […]

I’m Writing

| October 11, 2013

A cozy mystery. In this mini-excerpt, my heroine’s cat has given in to hunger and returned home after bolting during a robbery in their abode. Heroine is trying to act calmer than she feels, to protect her college-aged daughter, who’s also home for a birthday weekend. I thought I’d leave some words here, rather than […]

Starting a Story

| October 9, 2013

I remember when I loved new beginnings. Story beginnings, that is. I still love change in real life. Story beginnings are now a thorn in my side. I’m not sure why I get them so wrong, or how to change a process that has gone so awry. The newest new beginning I’m working on is […]