So, I spent last weekend in New Orleans’ French Quarter celebrating my best friend’s birthday. We had a blast! How about some pictures? I’ll be back next week with … Continue Reading Back from New Orleans!
This has been a week of birthdays for me. Tuesday was my son’s 25th birthday, and today is my best friend’s birthday (I won’t tell you how old she is, … Continue Reading New Orleans, here I come!
I’ve talked before about how I “officially” became a writer around 13-14, but I think I was probably always destined to be a writer. Even as a child, it crept … Continue Reading Growing Up Writer
I started writing when I was 13-14, as a freshman in high school. I started in part because I idolized Stephen King and wanted to emulate him, and in part … Continue Reading The Mistakes of Youth
I have an extremely vivid imagination. I don’t know if that’s why I’m a writer, or if I’m a writer because of it. Or maybe I just happen to be … Continue Reading No Lack of Imagination
If you’ve been writing for any length of time, and especially if you’ve gotten something published, you’ve probably run into the Proto-Writer and their oblivious laments. The person who, upon … Continue Reading The Cognitive Dissonance of the Proto-Writer
This post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop. The first Wednesday of every month is Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. … Continue Reading A Piece of Me
This past weekend (and much of last week) I’ve been down with the flu. Apparently the back-to-school virus caught me, though I don’t have any school age children. Several of … Continue Reading All At Once, Or Not At All
Did you miss me? I had a lovely weekend hanging out with old friends and seeing U2 in concert. Before I dive back into talking about writing this week on … Continue Reading I’m Back!
Just a heads up, I’m taking a break from the blog this week. I have a friend–whom I haven’t seen in YEARS–coming in from out of town to stay with … Continue Reading Brief Hiatus
This post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop. The first Wednesday of every month is Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. … Continue Reading That’s It, I’m Out
So, the Blogging From A to Z Challenge is OVER for another year! This was my third year and it’s always exciting leading up to it, and fun starting off, … Continue Reading Hello There!
I’ve been writing since I was 13-14. I have tons of written work that is lost to the ravages of time and technological advancement. Notebooks full of stuff I wrote … Continue Reading That’s A Lot Of Stuff
Six years ago today, a friend of mine named Chris passed away. We met when I started working at my very first serving gig in a restaurant that doesn’t exist … Continue Reading A Memorial To A Friend
Many years ago, I wrote under a different pseudonym, in a somewhat different genre, and had a modicum of success. The name was Lydia Nyx, if you’re curious, but it … Continue Reading The Language Of Writing
One reason I love the Insecure Writer’s Support Group and participate in the monthly blog hop is because of the support it provides. It’s a huge blog hop, and it’s easy … Continue Reading The Writing Community
This post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop. The first Wednesday of every month is Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. … Continue Reading Getting Up The Hill
I put my Christmas tree up yesterday. A lot of people I know decorate on or directly after Thanksgiving, but I always wait until December begins because I don’t want … Continue Reading The Christmas Spirit Is Here!
I’m off to Chicago for the weekend! I’ll be back on the blog next week for more fun and games. I’m going to try to stay off social media over … Continue Reading Off to Chi-Town!