You Have An Agent…Now What?

Posted Apr 18 2018 in , ,

What a week! I’m still reeling a little. In a good way. For those of you who’ve not been blitzed by my social media announcements, I’ve signed with a literary agent. What does that mean? It means I finally know what a runner’s high feels like. But as the helium leaves my body and my […]

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Winning Without Perfection

Posted Mar 14 2018 in , ,

I’m on that topic again. A word I like to dance around every so often on this blog: Perfection. Last Sunday I watched the women’s world number one tennis player, Simona Halep, play at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Martina Navratilova and Mary Carillo called the match. Halep had her hands full with […]

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A Writer’s “Original” Ideas

Posted Mar 7 2018 in , , ,

I saw a tweet last week that fascinated me. This is rare. Twitter is not my happy place. But…this tweet came from a literary agent who posted about “original” ideas. Crazy. Fantastic! I hope she does this every month. Here are few examples of “original” ideas writers asked her to search and the number of […]

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Writing Goals and Contentment

Posted Feb 28 2018 in , , ,

Circling back around a little this week to that other thing I love writing about…writing. Specifically, writing goals and contentment and contemplating if hitting the bullseye is mandatory or if the outer rings will suffice. Goals for me are a constantly moving target. They shift and change. Sometimes on purpose. Sometimes on accident. All part […]

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Coping With Those Pesky, Little First World Problems

Posted Feb 7 2018 in , , ,

If you’re reading this blog, you’ve got first world problems. (People with third world problems don’t have computers…or electricity.) Sometimes we get so caught up in these problems, our worlds shrink to the size of a pin head. We forget to see the big picture. Believe me, I know. Now, I realize there are problems […]

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My Blog

Posted Jan 31 2018 in ,

My blog today is about my blog. It’s all over the place. Which shouldn’t surprise me because that’s how I am at the moment. A little of this, a little of that. I write on topics that present themselves to me. Things I’m working out. Things I’m dealing with. Things I want to share. But […]

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Nothing…It’s What’s For Dinner

Posted Jan 24 2018 in , , ,

Switching gears this week away from writing and back to that other thing I do during the day…mothering. Being a mother has so many delicate layers I couldn’t possibly begin to peal them all back. But one layer I’d like to touch on today is the providing-food-for-your-children layer. Specifically…dinner.  Dinner is supposed to be a […]

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Winter Book Reviews – 3 Books to Curl Up With

Posted Jan 10 2018 in , , , , ,

It’s that time of year. Days are short and fires are crackling. What better time to discover a new book? Below are three books I’ve read this winter that left a mark on me. Hope you too find that book!   I picked up Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, read a few pages, and put […]

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A Year in the Query Trenches

Posted Jan 3 2018 in , , , , , ,

Well, here we are again. A new year. A time to look back and say…wait, what? Some years float in nice and easy like the egrets that glide over the lake in my backyard and some skid in hot and reckless like my 16-year-old when she’s late for school. I’m feeling more of the latter […]

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Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

Posted Dec 20 2017 in ,

Most of us surround ourselves by a bubble in some form or another. A protective barrier. A safe haven. Like those giant clear hamster balls people role around in. A comfort zone. A place where you know what to expect and when to expect it. Yes, sometimes the bubble can be boring in its predictability […]

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