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All's well that ends well...maybe

We got a call last night that our granddaughter was screaming, bloated, and projectile vomiting. Her mother ran her to the emergency room.

We never heard anything until this morning, when they called to tell us they were still there. 919 more words


Writing Up a Storm

Do you have a writing routine?

Mine is fairly simple. It is generally first thing upon awakening, usually around 4 am, when it is dark and quiet. 390 more words


How to Write a Killer First Draft

In a month’s time, I’ll have written my second novel. Well, hopefully. For some stupid, ridiculous, reckless reason I’ve ordered myself to write a whole book in four weeks, as a kind of unofficial NaNoWriMo. 1,920 more words


What Happened to "Solid First Drafts"?

As some readers will recall, I felt compelled to write about how I typically write solid first drafts back on the 14th of November of last year. 713 more words


Boxing Gloves and Broken Hearts

I waited with bated breath.

Is there any other way to wait? It is the most cliche phrase to describe the moment, so for the sake of unoriginality, that’s how I’ll say it. 997 more words


It Should've Gone Like This

Smoke and the scent of food cooking lingered on the afternoon. People scattered themselves across the lawn, filling plastic chairs or spreading limbs on the grass. 71 more words

First Drafts.

The Writing-Go-Round

It’s been only a few days since I sent the manuscript for my latest book off to my editors. That means I’m still adjusting to the loss. 913 more words