Ugly Drafts are the Best

Do not be afraid of Ugly Drafts, especially the ugliest draft of all, the 1st. Stories are always amazing while we are pregnant with them.  They grow from this itsy bitsy flash of an idea into a living, breathing, naked child who kicks and shoves and rearranges everything within us. We are excited authors at... Continue Reading →

Books About Writing

Confession:  I wrote 4 books before I ever touched a book about writing. I almost feel like a traitor for not liking books about writing.  I mean, aren't writers supposed to like them?  Don't they have a whole shelf (at least) of books to encourage and challenge them in their craft?  Aren't we all supposed... Continue Reading →

A Dream of Mine

Usually when I talk about dreams on this blog, I talk about the dreams of the future and what I'd like to be in it one way or the other. Today I want to share a dream I woke up from 15 mins ago, which means this might end up being a double post day.... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Being Critical (of your own work)

"Have you ever googled your first book?"  My husband asked me last night as he was getting ready for bed. I was already in bed, warm and comfortable and smelling of muscle rub as I contemplated how much of an idiot I was.  I've had a sore rear for a couple of days courtesy of... Continue Reading →


*takes out tiny violin*. I'm without a laptop right now.  My power cord decided, after months of being taped up in awkward places, that it would give out.  It isn't the hugest deal in the world.  The power cord and I have been on again off again for a few years.  I think this is... Continue Reading →

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