Advice, Craft, Family, Fiction, Goals, Tips, Writing

How my anniversary led to a writing epiphany!

I don’t often mention him here, but I do have a husband, and today is our wedding anniversary. Which one? Well … let’s just say it's closer to Golden than Silver. My husband tells me his co-workers can’t believe he’s still married to his first wife. I was thinking about that yesterday when I realized… Continue reading How my anniversary led to a writing epiphany!

Advice, Doubt, Goals, Life, Motivation, Publish, Tips, Writing

A view from the train of eternal optimism …

In a typical week, I may spend as little as 30 waking hours in the company of another human and 14 of those are on Sunday. I might live on the extreme edge, but it's the nature of writing that requires we spend a good deal of time alone. Some of you are able to… Continue reading A view from the train of eternal optimism …

Fiction, Goals, Motivation, Writing

Beware the Blue Muse

Do you think this Blue Muse is pretty? Pretty poison is more like it. Some of you have read this blog since the beginning, and though I’ve tried to keep my posts in the vein of positive affirmations, I’ve also let through a post or two written after I crashed with “post-critique syndrome.” As most… Continue reading Beware the Blue Muse