Imposter Numbers

For a while there the expectation was that the hardest part about becoming a novelist was the act of writing a quality book. It is indeed a struggle to come up with an original story, captivating characters, place them all on the page, and then try and eliminate as many mistakes as possible. Even with … More Imposter Numbers

Look for the Forest

As we travel along our paths we are occasionally lucky enough to awarded without opportunities to learn and better ourselves. Sometimes these opportunities are due to self reflection. It’s something we all should do, even if finding time can be it’s own challenge. Unfortunately, the largest blinders we were are the ones that obscure our … More Look for the Forest

Writing Detours

One of the things I like about writing fiction, is that you are never quite sure where it is going to take you. Case in point: several months ago I finished the first draft of a new novel. I liked it, but didn’t love it. I knew it had some problems, but sent it out … More Writing Detours

Enough Silence!

I’ve fallen off the radar for a while. Blame it all on the busy summer. And the growing bundle of love that is my daughter. And the other love that is my son. Oh, and work. And that other work. Basically, I have a lot of excuses. Some legit. Some less so. But I want … More Enough Silence!

Almost Bedtime

The children are asleep. The house is temporarily quiet. All day the back of my mind has been thinking up dreams for the page. I look at the clock. I listen to my body. Frowning, I slip into bed. Tomorrow is an early day. I close my eyes only to visit the world that longs … More Almost Bedtime