Waiting as taught by Thumbelina

I hate waiting. I rank it up there with pulling teeth and stupid people. It's not that I can't deal with having a tooth pulled or muddle through interactions with the intentionally daft, but I'd rather not--thank you very much! But writing has taught me about waiting because books don't spring forth perfect and complete…

The Danger

All endeavors have their pitfalls. Lawyers can become too jaded. Doctors--to robotic. Policymakers--to self-interested. And it doesn't stop at professions. A mountain climber will tackle an even taller mountain because she hasn't found one that has beaten her--yet. Surfers are always searching for that big wave and there's a moment between doubt and sheer terror…

No Excuses…On with the Show

When I made the decision to become a writer, I made an interesting discovery. Lots of people in my life and some new acquaintances voiced the same desire. However, they didn’t have anything written down. Or they had an idea which they haven’t resolved. Or…the list goes on and on. This really bugged me--like people…

National Book Lovers’ Day

Today is a day to think about how books affect us. I’m a writer so I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I’m also a reader. Avid is the word I would use and sometimes obsessive is another phrase I’d tack on to my literary addiction. If you’re reading this, I assume you’re a…

On Writing – The Tree

“Writers use words to create the tree under which readers take shelter.” - Me I read a pretty good blog post the other day about how part of talking to others about your work is tell them how you work. I always thought of that idea as too self-indulgent - the proverbial Facebook post about…