Category: publishing

  • 2021-11-06 It has been a while… but why?

    2021-11-06 It has been a while… but why?

    It has been a while since I held to my daily writing routine and I could say it was because I haven’t needed it but the truth is that I’m just using my time in other ways.  What’s new? Plenty. What is blog worthy? Not sure.  I’ve got a new elliptical machine and it’s smooth […]

  • 2021-10-12 Stopping to Smell the Hibiscus 🌺

    2021-10-12 Stopping to Smell the Hibiscus 🌺

    I often spend too much time worrying about not being productive enough. Always pushing myself into the next thing, and the next and next. Never stopping to savor the success of what I did yesterday or last week or last year.  In 2020 I received my MFA in Writing from the University of Nebraska and […]

  • 2021-09-24 Over it.. Already

    2021-09-24 Over it.. Already

    It’s day 5 of going to the hospital and I’m already over it. I hate that it feels obligatory and routine. I hate that it seems to cut my day in half. I don’t use the word hate a lot but in this case it fits. What’s a girl to do?  To balance things out […]

  • 2021-09-19 And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack…

    2021-09-19 And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack…

    And you may find yourself in another part of the world And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife And you may ask yourself, “Well, how did I get here?” I’m going to leave the past in the […]

  • 2021-09-15 Dealing with Deadlines and a Midlife Identity Crisis

    2021-09-15 Dealing with Deadlines and a Midlife Identity Crisis

    Today is the day. The day the materials—manuscript, bios, artwork, and blurbs—for my book are due. So far my biggest issue with this process has been the very hands-off-and-on-your-honor approach my publisher has had with regard to what they need from me. I’m great with deadlines. I manage my time well. They have made the […]

  • 2021-09-14 The One About (Not) Dealing With Inequitable Partnerships

    2021-09-14 The One About (Not) Dealing With Inequitable Partnerships

    I’m really very tired of writing about the same things over and over and really wish I could get out of the funk that is, for all intents and purposes, self-inflicted.  I’m also not sure what direction this particular piece of writing will go given the Rolodex of thoughts infesting my tired mind.  In exactly […]

  • 2021-09-05 Working through Control Issues

    2021-09-05 Working through Control Issues

    This morning I’m thinking about control. I’m thinking about how to truly let go of something I have no control over and more than that questioning why I let something I know is out of my control dig at my insides.  My day yesterday was consumed with taking a car in for an audio upgrade, […]

  • 2021-07-16 This Blog Post is Not About Toads 🐸🐸🐸

    2021-07-16 This Blog Post is Not About Toads 🐸🐸🐸

    Jim and his boys brought back about 12 toads from their adventure at Two Rivers State Park and we released them in the stream behind our house. I feel a little bad for displacing them from their original natural habitat but feel confident they can thrive here too. Lots of cool places to burrow and […]

  • 2021-06-27 Super Solo Sunday Status

    2021-06-27 Super Solo Sunday Status

    Today I’m getting a half day all to myself. My man has gone “picking” with his bro at a farm in Seward Nebraska. I hadn’t heard of picking until he Introduced me to the concept and cited the show American pickers as an example. Jim is big into finding “treasure” at antique stores and estate […]

  • 2021-06-26 After the Storm there is Calm

    2021-06-26 After the Storm there is Calm

    I’ve once again navigated the sea of emotions my monthly cycle often laps over me in waves. Gritting my teeth through the frustration of the daily grind, the longing for peace and stillness, and anger when little pricks press into my skin like poorly executed acupuncture.  My mantra? “Wait a few days and see what […]

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