Introvert Recovery 101

I had a crazy week. Like, really crazy. First of all, I spent all five work days at conference centers, attending—and presenting—at meetings. Which meant a lot of talking and a firehose of information. Stories were planned. Characters were examined. Exciting things happened. I think I survived. I haven’t checked yet. Secondly, we had quite … Continue reading Introvert Recovery 101

Weekend Prep

My weekends are very precious to me. I have solid tasks that I make sure are done every Saturday and Sunday to prep for my week. Breakfasts for the whole week are made, lunches are planned, laundry is done and folded. Hopefully, my house is cleaned, and I get some writing done. Books get read, … Continue reading Weekend Prep

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

Interview With An Artist

Eeek! Guess what? I got to interview the beautiful woman who did the illustrations for my books: Of Mice and Fairies and Of Bullfrogs and Snapdragons. I could talk about her forever, but she talked a lot about herself, so I’ll let you hear it from her.  What’s it like working for an author? (Specifically … Continue reading Interview With An Artist

“…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”

Weekend Adventurers

My best friend in the whole entire world is finally home. She was gone for a long time. I missed her. But now that she’s finally home and back in our beautiful tiny cabin, it has created a rather conflicting dilemma for me. A ‘I really want to hang out with you but I work … Continue reading Weekend Adventurers

Surprise!

My sister is finally, finally home, after traveling about like a crazy adventure woman for six months. I am so happy she’s here. Don’t get me wrong, living alone is lovely. The house is quiet, I have my own space, and—and that’s the only plus sides I can come up with right now. Now that … Continue reading Surprise!

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

Fighting Goliath

On Saturday, my writing group came to my house. Coming to my house is an adventure in itself. I’ve mentioned frequently that I live in the middle of nowhere, right? So, sometimes even Google Maps has a hard time leading people up my driveway. Two of my imagination buddies got lost. Then they called me. … Continue reading Fighting Goliath

A Gathering Of Souls

I went to a writing conference this weekend. The Young Women’s Writing Workshop, if we’re going to be technical about it. I’m just going to call it a gathering of souls. It was the best thing I’ve done for my writing and my soul all year. I think. I’ve done a lot of things for … Continue reading A Gathering Of Souls