#RT15


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This week I’m writing from the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Dallas, TX. I love conferences. They are full of creative, introverted, weird, wild writers seeking support, inspiration, and new knowledge of their craft. Upon my return, I fully intend to write a top 10 list of my favorite moments this week. In the meantime, […]

May 14, 2015

Library Book Sale


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I love book sales. I live for book sales. Last weekend I went to the local public library sale. I got out with only 5 books and they were all ones I was already going to read. I know, I can hardly believe it myself. I’ve been meaning to post photos on here so here […]

May 9, 2015

When The Internet Seems Unhelpful


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I haven’t been on my schedule lately because, as with most people, a holiday, even one you only sorta celebrate, brings a whole lot.  A whole lot of people, food, board games, social outings, talking, hiking, and drinking. This is just a pop in to say that when the internet seems unhelpful or unfriendly or […]

April 5, 2015

Proud Beginner


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I was talking with some people recently about being a beginner. I have always been a champion of the idea that you can start anything at any age. There’s a quote I love that says: Question: Do you know how old I’ll be by the time I learn to play the piano? Answer: The same […]

April 2, 2015

A Note on Michiganders


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When it comes to weather, we Michiganders are notoriously stubborn. A few days ago, it snowed. A lot.  However, at the beginning of the month when we were having a serious thaw and the thermometers hit 50, I shed my winter coat and boots with a sigh and vowed not to wear them again until […]

March 28, 2015

Support Beams


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Last night I had a dream that my friends wouldn’t be my friends anymore.  I told them I really needed them and they just shrugged and disappeared.  I try not to read too much into dreams since the majority of mine are about dinosaurs who are about to eat me.  No doubt it’s all metaphorical […]

March 26, 2015

Off the Grid, Just a Little


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I spent the weekend without wifi.  Is this even possible you ask?  Well I was house sitting and had forgotten to get the password.  Rather then be a pest, calling to ask for the wifi password, I decided to go without, thinking it might help me write.  Which it did, sort of.  What I really […]

March 24, 2015

What do you DO?


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There are these things where you go and do something for around 8 hours at a time and someone pays you.  We artists like to call them “day jobs” so as not to confuse the perpetual drudgery with our real work, the writing. Sometimes, I hear, the day job doesn’t have to be drudgery.  It […]

March 19, 2015

Sometimes What You Need is a Kick in the Pants


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I’ve been working on this being-a-serious-writer thing for a few months now.  I tell everyone to leave me alone!  I have to get some serious writing done! (Serious meaning committed here.  I write comedy).  Only I haven’t actually been writing, apart from blog posts, journaling, and an occasional book review.  My novel languishes, the first […]

March 17, 2015

5 Reasons I Almost Stopped Writing This Blog


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Let’s face it, once the blog is up and running and you’ve spent a few giddy hours playing with font and rearranging photos, the excitement of the whole thing wears off and you’re faced with the prospect of now actually running a blog.  Thus this list: 5 Reasons I Almost Stopped Writing This Blog 1. […]

March 14, 2015