COMING OUT OF HIBERNATION

On occasion, I pull out a blog I’ve posted before, dust it off and frame it with a different opening and closing simply because it seems appropriate. This morning is one of those times. When I wrote this blog last August, I was just a few weeks away from finishing this book. Now you may…

Hibernating in August

Hibernating is something that bears do in the wintertime. It’s also something I do when I’m seriously writing. But unlike bears, I haven’t quite stored up enough fat to last several weeks, so I do come out for food. It means unplugging from social media, saying “no” when I would ordinarily say “yes,” and gracefully…

WORTH LIVING

As a writer, I am a reader. I read an array of genres, fiction and nonfiction, and also a variety of writers. Almost everything I read becomes a tutorial – clever ideas, an interesting turn of phrase, clearer ways of communicating, and even some examples that I’d prefer avoiding. All that to say – I…

Doors and Book Covers

For those of you who’ve been reading along with me, you know I wrote about labels a couple of weeks ago. I was labeled the petite, puny girl with asthma who couldn’t run or throw a ball, but I wasn’t lonely or bored. I found the piano, and I discovered I could travel to magical…