My ears are ringing. The house is so quiet I can hear the airplanes flying over head, the water dribbling through the fish tank filter, and the ringing in my ears. It occurred to me while writing my morning pages this morning that if there were anything else going on in this house — my […]
I come up with an idea. It seems like a good thing to set into action. I take a step in the right direction. And then I stop. I find myself thinking so hard about the next fifteen steps. Which direction should they be in? How often should I take them? Should I pick a […]
A new habit added to a short list of successes.
I joined Wattpad in April of 2013. I wasn’t sure what it was then, but I loved the community and the opportunity to read other budding writers. I shared early chapters of Girl Unplugged (my current WIP) when it was entitled Now What? and I couldn’t be more grateful to have those chapters there for […]
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron is a 12 week program to unblock your creative self. The subtitle of the book that contains it all, calls it a “spiritual path to higher creativity.” I started it last year, but, life got in the way, and I never finished it. I loved it and felt its […]
The following flash fiction piece was written in response to this week’s prompt from Chuck Wendig (write a good vs. evil story), but it *stars* the protagonist from my current WIP, a young adult novel currently titled Girl Unplugged. This scene takes place before the events in my novel. It was lots of fun to […]
“Listen to the goat,” Valerie said, “it will change your life.” In middle school it was fun to be best friends with the astrology expert. By the end of seventh grade Valerie had done the charts of every girl in our class. She had even predicted more than half of our dates to the eighth […]