Hello! I have been on quite the little sabbatical since my last Five for Friday post on the 18th–nearly a month!! I’ll be honest, I wasn’t so busy working on my novel or editing to write a blog post. I basically haven’t written anything since then. I spent about 20 minutes editing my first-born, which … More Five For Friday (actually just 3): Holidays, Homes, and Harried Living
Perhaps you’ve noticed my absence from the blogosphere this month (probably not). October was a fabulous month full of celebration and excitement and it wiped me out. November has been mad and a little more focused on my non-blog writing. In addition to the semester wrapping up–the last day of class for me is the … More November madness, NaNoWriMo, and the end of my first MFA semester.
For anyone whose never taken a workshop class, it can be quite daunting. Not only are you handing over pages of your work, but the entire goal is to have it critiqued and examined under a spotlight of critical attention by a whole group of people with different opinions, different perspectives, and different tastes from … More MFA Monday: Workshop
Happy Friday, Y’all! Several really awesome things are happening in the second half of this month. I hope you’ll join me for all the fabulous festivities! The Golden Apple turns 2 on the 31st! That’s right, this time two years ago I was freaking out about self-publishing my first novel, releasing my first progeny into … More Five for Friday: Birthday Par-tay!
Writing isn’t always an easy thing to see. I have a novel that has had me stumped for about a year now. The plot arc is complete. It has a beginning, middle, and end. The characters are all there. But I know it needs work–a lot of work–and knowing where to “put my pen” has evaded … More The Arc of Understanding
I love shoes! It’s no big secret; I would buy shoes until they were overflowing from my shelves and closet to the point of risking my life with the potential for being buried in an avalanche of my own shoes. When I am in need of inspiration or encouragement I like to window-shop online and … More Five for Friday: Shoe Advance