Random Friday

| August 13, 2010

This lovely photo showed up on my phone. On the small, square screen, I couldn’t tell what it was at first. After an initial gasp of sheer horror, I turned the phone upside down and discovered it was my child and Kitty. They are lovely–but scary. There is rejoicing in my small corner of the […]

Tuesday, Tuesday

| August 3, 2010

Still writing. I’m managing to alienate friends and family by being so focused, but work comes first, you know. I’m taking notes on napkins and my phone. The words are coming. In the back of my mind, I’m worried, but this time around, those worries are staying back there. I’m concentrating on one thing. Letting […]


| August 1, 2010

It’s quiet here. The beloved and daughter are out. Kitty has settled in for some fatbelly shuteye. I’m writing in the family room under a thundery sky. Thunder suits the mood in my story right now. A nice dramatic, thundery snowstorm, banging away over a man and woman who find themselves in a situation they […]

Best-Laid Plans

| July 24, 2010

I was seduced by a yen for order and spent yesterday cleaning (and still the abode needs work–bewared the cabinets, my son). Today is all work.┬áI’m not happy with my opening, but I’m not going to drill the life out of it. I’m moving on, and I’ll assume the perfect words will bust into my […]

Good Morning, Friday!

| July 23, 2010

Thursday was a huge day of balancing this and that. My daughter had specific requests for dinner (and if you also have issues with biscuits the consistency of hockey pucks, look up Giada’s recipe for parmesan biscuits–a miracle hath occurred in my kitchen!), and a friend needed a favor, and the husband was in and […]

Oh, Wednesday…

| July 22, 2010

From the hindsight of Thursday, I’m glad Wednesday is over. Wednesday was a harsh day. My tyrant didn’t make the grade. The funny thing is, I feel bad, as if I let down the editor and the characters. First, the editor, who’s been so generous with her time and her comments. I never enjoy seeming […]

Monday is so Random

| July 5, 2010

I love random post days. I feel no pressure to be coherent. I’ve┬árandomly included a beach photo my friend Elayne took because it’s so beautiful, but has nothing to do with the rest of this post. First order of randomness–the proposal is on its way! Yay! And I know where to go next with Chapter […]

Editing, editing, editing

| June 15, 2010

That’s what I’m doing. The daughter’s at work. The husband’s golfing. The cat is hiding under his summer table. For some reason that table must be the coolest place in the house in summer. In spring, we lose him, we panic, and then eventually, we realize–table in the guest room. The house we lived in […]


| June 14, 2010

I’m late to the blog today–late getting out of the house, into the overwhelming heat. The proposal is going well, though it won’t be leaving the abode till tomorrow or Wednesday, I’m thinking. But I love the story again, and I think it all fits cohesively. That’s always a good sign, though things always change, […]

Monday Morning

| April 19, 2010

I’m not usually awake at this hour because normally, I fall asleep a little after four-ish. Today, I’m going for the stay-awake record. I’ve had insomnia since I was a child. I can remember, the summer before I started school (let me preface by saying my father taught me to read I don’t even know […]