To NaNo or not to NaNo, that is the question


Every year I sign up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and every year I fail. In some way or another things, life, my own self doubt, gets in the way of me finishing my novel and seeing it in completion. If you’re not familar with NaNoWriMo, it’s a marathon writing event during November. Writers […]

Sometimes Life is still like High School: Dramatic and Overrated.

your fault supernatural

ETA: there’s an update to this at the end (because just when I thought it was over, it’s clearly not). Where do I begin? That’s what any good writer asks before telling a story. The beginning is too far back. Right this minute doesn’t give enough information… Let’s start with mostly present day: Approximately three […]

The wedding does not make the marriage

The wedding does not make a marriage

February 29th, 1996 started like any other day; I got up with Bug, who was just two months old, nursed him, played with him and dressed him. Brian ran out to handle a couple of errands. When he returned we both dressed in our Sunday best; Brian in a new suit and tie, me in […]

All Present and Accounted For – Monday Motivation

All Present and Accounted For - Monday Motivation

In this moment, I am having a hard time concentrating. My mind is bursting with a hundred other things; tasks I have to do, things I want to do, places I need to go, my calendar (it needs updating), deadlines to meet and things I know I won’t get to today or even this week. […]

If you’re a blogger from Ohio this post will be better than your last really bad PR Pitch

If you're a blogger from Ohio

I’m going to apologize in advance if I go off on a bender with this one, that isn’t my intention but when you wake up in the morning and one of the first emails you open is a pitch for you to share with your location centric (read: Ohio) audience and it’s a pitch asking […]

The care and keeping of YOU


In the closet of Bebe’s and Shorty’s room, sit two boxes; one with her name on it and one with Peanut’s. Inside the boxes are tiny socks, pictures, toys, first drawings, a baby blanket or two, a couple of handmade gifts like hats or sweaters and miscellaneous items I’ve managed to tuck away when each […]

Grabbing my parachute – Monday Motivation

Grabbing my parachute - Monday Motivation

I don’t believe that I was ever one to just jump into the unknown. I like to think that I have a little spark of impulsiveness in me but it’s mostly been in my temper. It wasn’t until I had kids that any kind of spontaneity I might have had died a fast painful death. That […]