| July 29, 2011

And it’s almost the end of July. I promised myself not to wish the *@#$*& summer away, but it’s flying past anyway. I hate that the days seem to pass at triple speed, even though I’ll be glad to see the end of this crazy heat. I’m a woman from the south. I should know […]

Today’s Tasks

| July 28, 2011

Only one. Writing. Yay! No errands! No demands! No nice-to-dos! Though the cupboard is a bit bare, I don’t intend to stir today, except to the coffee pot, that most wonderful corner of the kitchen! I’m thinking veggie chili in the crock pot after a lovely day of writing! Turn on the music. Shut the […]

Two Rules of Writing

| July 27, 2011

1. Take notes. A brilliant idea strikes just before I’m falling asleep. I mean really brilliant. Possibly great American novel brilliant. (Taste the bitterness of sarcasm?) At least it felt like brilliance. How can I know for sure? I didn’t write it down. I didn’t just open a new file and jot a few notes. […]

Busy Tuesday

| July 26, 2011

Ahhhh, my friend, Insomnia. If I embrace you rather than fighting, will you just go away and let me sleep? Do you know how weird it is to be awake when everyone else on this side of the world is asleep? Sometimes, I get that I just don’t sleep like most people, but tonight, not […]

Monday, again?

| July 25, 2011

Don’t they show up regularly? I’m at my computer, coffee to the left of me, music all around, and I’m ready to start on the day’s work. Busy afternoon ahead, so I need to get my head down and produce words! But, can I say, after days and days of 90 degree temps and humidity […]

I hate goodbyes

| July 22, 2011

Not just goodbyes to people, though I’d rather poke myself in the eye repeatedly than drive my brother-in-law to the airport for his trip home after a visit. At least when I leave my aunts and my cousin, I’m thinking about enough gas in the tank or the traffic over that bridge under repair. I […]


| July 20, 2011

I love random posts! Usually I choose to do one when I’m too busy to try an arc. All writers go to their true north for any piece of writing–an arc with a beginning, middle, and an end. On random days, I choose to be arc-less, unless I can’t help myself, and one creeps in. […]

Strange Summer

| July 18, 2011

I’m not complaining, and I know the heat will come back, but this morning we had the first sign of fall. I know it’s just a tease, but it made me so happy. The second the temperatures drop here, my tires need more air pressure. We had such a drop in temperatures, my poor car […]

Ahhhhh, the heat recedes…

| July 15, 2011

for a day or two. I’m going to weed the garden of doom and have a swim. Swimming in soup-like water is less revolting when the heat index isn’t in the triple digits! Of course, I may have to dodge the lightning. I’m watching the British Open this week, envying folks in their sweaters. (Yay, […]

Monday, Monday

| July 11, 2011

I need coffee. I need time. Lots to do today, so I’d better write fast. I’m feeling rushed and harried and a little more empathetic than usual with my friend, the demon kitty!  🙂