Dear Diary…

Ever since I was old enough to write, I have kept a diary or journal. And because of the extreme satisfaction I receive from completing a full notebook (or using all the ink in a pen), I have a hard time getting rid of them, although I probably should. {If I die unexpectedly, they are … Continue reading Dear Diary…

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Work in Progress

  The tatt tatt tatt on the window pane,  it's a sound that's different from all this rain. The tatt tatt tatt on the window screen is coming from the biggest bug I've ever seen.   Some mornings things just click. My writing session is great, I come up with something that excites me. I … Continue reading Work in Progress

Bad Breakup

I imagine if you are going through a break-up, the Timehop App is not your friend. Particularly if that break-up had years of good before it, lots of memories tucked away in every social media outlet. I felt that way today, when I did my morning phone routine. Instagram, Facebook, Weather, Missed Texts, and Timehop. … Continue reading Bad Breakup

Rejection

My year of rejection is coming along swimmingly. Amazing how giving myself a goal to be rejected has actually helped motivate me. What I have to keep telling myself is, none of this rejection is personal. So what does it matter to press send, or mail off another copy of my short stories? The flush … Continue reading Rejection

Big Expectations for the Shortest Day of the Year

It started with a Celestial Seasoning's Gingerbread Tea box: "Gingerbread has been a holiday treat for 2,000 years! The Celts marked the winter solstice by eating small gingerbread cakes decorated with images of the sun to celebrate the longer days ahead." Hmm, thought I. That sounds wonderful. I love Winter Solstice. I love gingerbread. I … Continue reading Big Expectations for the Shortest Day of the Year