“I think I’ll write a book someday.”

on January 28, 2011

How many of you have said that? Maybe not out loud. At least not to anyone except your grandma who thinks everything you do is miraculous. Or to your therapist who’s paid to convince you you’re not a worthless POS. But, come on, admit it. Haven’t you whispered it to yourself when the germ of… Read More

Perfection is Overrated

on January 10, 2011

Last week, I was convinced 2011 was The Year. The year I’d get published. The year I’d get rock hard. The year my kids would start making their beds.  Well, the New Year is now nine days old. It’s noon and I’m still in my jammies. I haven’t met my daily word-count goals. My kid’s… Read More

Merry Christmas Baby!

on December 22, 2010

I was born on Christmas day. To hear my sisters tell it, our mother went in to the hospital for treatment of an ulcer and came out with me. She acted like I was beautiful and wonderful. She said they were lucky to have me and they should be happy. They were not. According to… Read More


on November 29, 2010

A recent news report revealed that happiness is directly related to gratitude. That makes sense. If you are grateful for what you have, you don’t waste precious energy wanting what you don’t have. And it’s that sense of want which makes so many of us grouchy, restless, and sad. So, in the lingering spirit of… Read More

Ceud Mile Failte… A Hundred Thousand Welcomes…

on November 18, 2010

Last April, a friend of mine got married in Bath, England. Like me, her name is Tracy. Like me, she grew up in Michigan. But after college, she moved to the United Kingdom and was swept off her tootsies by a proper British gent with a lovely accent and some wicked-mad cooking skills. When they… Read More

Writing Rituals…

on November 1, 2010

Writers lean toward the eccentric, perhaps a byproduct of spending more time in our virtual worlds than with living, breathing human beings. I myself have several rituals to put me in the mood (for writing, that is.)  First, I buy myself a venti-sugar-free-caramel-no-whip-soymilk-decaf-latte.  It has to be this drink exactly. Venti because I need a… Read More

Why Write?

on October 25, 2010

Writing is my favorite pastime. So why do I find so many reason to NOT do it? For years, before I had the most fabulous agent ever who now gives me virtual slaps on the hand when I don’t meet a deadline, I felt like writing was indulgent. It was a hobby, for my own… Read More