Christmas Parties

I am not generally a ‘party’ kind of person. Honestly, if you know anything about me, you know this. I spent my childhood hiding from parties. In my room, in the woods, in books, and in stories out of my own head. Once, I hid in a rabbit hutch. Someone found me. I’m still bitter … Continue reading Christmas Parties

Growing Roots

I have three trees growing in my house. And a handful of acorns in the back of my fridge, ready for the spring. So, of course, yesterday I found pine seeds scattered all over my porch from the wind and couldn’t help myself. Now they’re in my fridge, sealed in a plastic bag with a … Continue reading Growing Roots

“…All At Once, Summer Collapsed Into Fall”

Don’t you just love that quote by Oscar Wilde? It never fails to make me feel cozy. Seriously though, this year fall seemed to come in with October, and we have had a nip in the air and yellow leaves ever since. I love fall with all of my cozy heart, and my sister and … Continue reading “…All At Once, Summer Collapsed Into Fall”

Coffee Dates: Writing Alone

Good Morning, Creatives! Sometimes I feel like I need a support group for introverts. Like, we can sit in a very small circle with only a few people who really understand us and say, “Hi, my name’s Abigail. Today an extrovert tried to sit down in my bubble and make small talk and I chose … Continue reading Coffee Dates: Writing Alone

Headed For Home

I’m going to be honest with y’all. I’m writing this while we drive. I think we’re in Alabama right now. Somewhere near Birmingham, I think, although I am directionally challenged and it’s very possible that I’m wrong. Guys. Alabama is hot. Like, ridiculously hot. Like, if it wasn’t so beautiful I would never come here … Continue reading Headed For Home

Coffee Dates: Overwriter

Good Morning, Creatives! Can I confess something to you guys? Like, heart-to-heart? Good. Because I’m going to anyway. I am a chronic overwriter. Are you shocked? You should be. It’s true. I have a serious problem. My poor, poor editor is constantly having to cut things back and tell me to rein it in a … Continue reading Coffee Dates: Overwriter

Coffee Dates: Houses

Good Morning, Creatives! Okay, all ya’ll are about to laugh at me. And not because I said all ya’ll. I’m allowed to say that because technically I was born in Texas and thus have the right to say ya’ll. And there are more than five of you, so it’s definitely all ya’ll. I know these … Continue reading Coffee Dates: Houses

Coffee Dates: Myers Briggs

Good Morning, Creatives! Does anyone else need caffeine this morning? I do. Maybe not a straight cup of coffee or espresso, but I would not say no to a few cups of black tea with a little cream and honey. Just to get my brain moving in the right direction. But! The weekend is near, … Continue reading Coffee Dates: Myers Briggs

Coffee Dates: Night Owl or Early Bird

Good Morning, Creatives! Can we just have a round of applause for those of us who made it through this week? Like, seriously, congratulations! It’s the weekend! We get to rest and write and read books! Hopefully. Sometimes weekends get booked solid and life gets in the way. But we do our best. That’s one … Continue reading Coffee Dates: Night Owl or Early Bird

A Writer’s Life: Rejection

I’m going to confess something. My portfolio of rejection letters is still in the double digits. Under twenty, I think. Maybe even under fifteen. Probably under fifteen. Small potatoes, right? Of course, that’s not including the number of queries I’ve had go out that were simply . . . ignored. I actually had a mini … Continue reading A Writer’s Life: Rejection