[repost from an old blog] Growing up, the Fourth generally went something like this. All the neighbors would gather for a block party shortly before dark. The dads would pull out their grills while the chaos of kids ran back and forth, house to house, barefoot. There would be a pile of sparklers and poppers. … More On the Fourth
So, I think I may be going mad. I gave the current draft to a few more people to read, before I start sending out queries. Logically, I know it’s going to take a little while to hear back. I mean, it’s a 100,000+ word monstrosity, and they have lives, so it’s going to take … More On Writing || Let’s make lard!
One size fits all! Just inflate for the desire shape! (And in case of shipwreck, no need to fret. You will bob along prettily while everyone else is stuck with those horrendous life preservers.) Research is one of my favorite parts of the writing process. The little details you discover can do so much to … More Research outtakes || Inflatable undergarments, anyone?
And the story begins to materialize, and another thing is happening, which is that you are learning what you aren’t writing, and this is helping you to find out what you are writing.” ~ Anne Lamott, bird by bird Right now I’m making my way through Anne Lamott’s bird by bird. One of the handful of writing books I’ve come across that … More On Writing || What you aren’t writing
Unless you live in Colorado. As they say here, “April showers bring May blizzards.”
Moving here has been like pulling on an old, favorite sweatshirt that had been forgotten in the back of the closet. It’s a bit tattered, the picture on the front is a ghost of its former self, and one cuff has a rather large hole in it, so you wonder if you should just move … More The Little Stone House
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
I have reached that point in packing where half the stuff is packed, the other half is in chaos, and the thought of donating the lot to Goodwill and starting from scratch is tempting. The Cowardly Golden and I are leaving the Mountain House in a little over a week. Another door is closing, another … More The Mountain House || a farewell