Job VS Career

As many of you know, I left my full-time job in March of last year to start my own business.It was something of a daunting transition. Lots of panicky moments. I came up with a business name, we bought an airplane hanger, I packed up my desk. It was a whole thing. But since then, … Continue reading Job VS Career

A Dozen Little Failures

I have a dozen failures,Every one of them is mine.Like a dozen little ducklings,Spread out in a line.They follow me throughout my life,They never miss a beat.A dozen little failures,Gathered all around my feet.Didn’t wash the dog today,Forgot to feed the fish,Called my mom an hour late,And broke another dish.I have a dozen failures,They always … Continue reading A Dozen Little Failures

Here’s To Embarrassment

Writing professionally is not for the faint of heart. It’s true. Unfortunately, by its very nature, writing is a vulnerable business. Your stories are pieces of yourself, and putting them out to potential ridicule or even well-meaning critique is a difficult thing to do. But there’s more to it than that, and I’ve spent a … Continue reading Here’s To Embarrassment

Dr. Watson

As most of you know, I lost my sweet Mrs. Hudson at the end of January. She was older than the hills, on full-time medication, and finally reached the point where we knew it was time to let her go. I held her while she got the shot, we buried her on our back property … Continue reading Dr. Watson

Writing Poetry

I dislike admitting that there is a kind of writing I can’t do. I will freely admit that part of this—and only part—is a pride thing. I make my living off of writing, and I like to think that I can do most kinds well. The not-pride part of the annoyance stems from the fact … Continue reading Writing Poetry

Classes

Hey, remember how I disappeared for the last three months of 2021? Yeah, me too. I have a good reason, actually. See, besides working full time to get two scripts in before the end of the year, I was also in classes. Class? Classes? One class, stretching out over multiple weeks? Basically, the show runner … Continue reading Classes

Slowing Down

They’re waking up when I come into town. Shopkeepers, housewives. A few beggars. This town doesn’t have very many—I remember that from the last time I came through. I’m not sure they like that sort. I probably look like a beggar to most of them. My shoes are getting thin around the soles, and my … Continue reading Slowing Down

Saying Goodbye

We said goodbye to Mrs. Hudson yesterday. She was sixteen years old, which is pretty elderly for a cat. She’s been my old lady since I brought her home seven years ago, creeping around the house, hiding in my towel cupboard, and catching the mice that tried to invade my home. She drooled when she … Continue reading Saying Goodbye

Evernote

I spent the last week of 2021 organizing my entire life. Also battling Covid with hot ginger tea, Netflix, and NyQuil, but let’s not talk about that. Actually, let’s talk about that, really, really quick. First off, Covid sucks. For all of the reasons. Second, there are so many good shows on Netflix. Like, so … Continue reading Evernote

Breaking Ground

To celebrate 2022 arriving, I would like to take a moment to stop and appreciate the craziest purchase I made in 2021. Weird, right? Don’t worry. It gets weirder. Know why? In 2021, my husband and I bought . . . an aircraft hanger. Are you shocked? Horrified? Intrigued? So was I. What happened was … Continue reading Breaking Ground