It’s Nanowrimo month

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is upon us—a month dedicated to writing a novel with a goal of 50,000 words in a single month. Quite a feat. Are you taking part? A few years ago, I tried NaNoWriMo without signing up as, frankly, I didn’t think I could accomplish such a feat. My novel, which … Continue reading It’s Nanowrimo month

All Things are Possible

Honing your gift is essential if you want your talent to be your business. They (whoever “they” are – wink, wink) say that you must put in your 10,000 hours. So true! Put in the time. Learn your craft. Read books, go to classes, spend time in your art or music studio. Don’t just throw … Continue reading All Things are Possible

Help for Haiti

I’ve been lagging, and I apologize. Life takes turns we don’t expect, and other priorities get swept aside. Besides my back being out of whack, things are progressing here. I’ve been writing—a lot. My novel is currently sitting on the proverbial shelf. It’s been there a while—since the end of March. Ugh, I know. I … Continue reading Help for Haiti

Vacation & Books

If anyone has wondered why I haven’t posted for a while, I’ve been on vacation. Kevin and I took a trip just north of Chicago to visit his birth family. We hadn’t been able to visit in three years. Our time was sweet with family, and we saw all but two. We had missed each … Continue reading Vacation & Books

Sleeping in with Sofie

A crash and subsequent rumblings startled me out of a deep sleep about 5:30 yesterday morning. My husband, already up and awaiting his first cup of coffee, stood in the kitchen, unaware of the commotion behind our bedroom walls. I related what I had heard, and he immediately went into action. Grabbing a flashlight and … Continue reading Sleeping in with Sofie

Sofie, the Weather, & Poetry

Today, I sit with Sofie as she dreams away. Oh, the life of a dog. With a light breeze, our days are warm, a blessing after sweltering 100 + degrees weeks with no central air in the house. We need rain, Lord. The fire season is upon us here in California, and I pray for … Continue reading Sofie, the Weather, & Poetry