What do you love to read? My favourite book is The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak and my favourite short story is "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury. I could read either of these any time.
Well, I've gotten completely and thoroughly derailed from my writing plans and the goals I set out for the writing challenges like Round of Words in 80 Days and 12 Short Stories in 12 Months. But I don't mind, because it was for a good reason. A great reason. My son has been here visiting … Continue reading What’s a little derailment among family?
I have to admit, I think it's kind of funny that shortly after I blog about falling in love with writing again, life happens to throw a great big wrench in my writing plans. But it's such a happy wrench I don't really care. I do like it when life does such a good job. … Continue reading When life happens well
Omygoshomygoshomygosh! You guys, I'm so ridiculously happy I can't stop grinning. Even when I'm sleeping. I woke up in the middle of the night last night and realised there was a great big grin on my face...at 2a.m. My oldest boy surprised me by coming to visit! I had no clue...he was very good at … Continue reading Happy momma, right here!
This has been an intriguing past few days for me. And I mean that in a good way. Mostly, I think it comes down to my realisation that I've fallen in love with writing again. It's a pretty cool feeling, right...when you're doing something that you enjoy so much you lose track of time when … Continue reading If it ain’t broke…
I don't think my son is going to follow in Christiane Amanpour's footsteps, but I do think he did a good job interviewing his grandmother several years ago for a school project. I'd forgotten all about it. With my re-awakened interest in my mother-in-law's story about her boyfriend during WWII, it's a bit of serendipity … Continue reading Serendipity comes when least expected
I think things are settling down a bit in my personal life, which means that things can settle down in my writing life. Not that I've gotten any closer to establishing a routine... That's okay, though. Finding a writing routine was easier before my husband lost his job. With him out of the house, it … Continue reading Progress, but no routine yet
I've been re-captured by the story of my mother-in-law and her boyfriend in WWII. His name was Robert Stalker, and he was an American bombardier stationed in Thurleigh, England. I first started hearing this story three or four years ago. Recent discussions with my mother-in-law have reminded me how much I like this story and … Continue reading Love and War and Letters
All the experts say so. Currently, the only kind of writing schedule I have could be summed up with one word: sporadic. It's worked for me, with varying degrees of success, so far, but there are myriad reasons and resources out there that will explain in great detail that one of the key tools in … Continue reading I need a routine!