I saw I picked up some new followers recently. Welcome and thanks. I hope you enjoy the travel photos and random musings. Mondays I try to talk a little about my writing. Today’s post was inspired by a weekly photo challenge that WordPress created. Previously we’ve discussed defining moments, and you all blew me away … More The Hue of You: Manuscript Monday
What, or where, influences you? This is yesterday’s post, but we didn’t have internet, so I’ll just have to share Manuscript Monday on a Tuesday. I want to share a couple photos related to the section I’m revising now. It feels like I’ve been on the home stretch of this book forever, but hopefully all … More The Influence of a Vietnamese Temple
Some days, writing is like Christmas morning: I can’t wait to get up and unwrap all the gifts my brain left me during the night. Of course, the way my brain seems to encode life and decipher events, I don’t always know if what I unwrap is going to be a lovely, knit cardigan or … More Writing is Like Christmas Morning…at the Bates Motel
You’re probably getting sick of me talking about this move to South Africa as much as I’m getting sick of preparing for it. I wonder what life is like in non-hoarding brains. It must be amazing to be able to store and pack without first having to navigate paths of toppling boxes, clothing and, well, … More Geraldine Brooks Tickets, Ned Stuckey-French, and a Poem on Ms Monday!
1.NUDITY vs EXHIBITIONISM I say the distinction lies in the point that while I enjoy the freedom of being in my birthday suit, I don’t enjoy anyone other than my husband seeing my birthday suit. Living in the woods I’ve gotten spoiled on taking my dog out, both of us in nothing but our fur, … More I MAY Be a Nudist, But I’m Not an Exhibitionist (A Belated Manuscript Monday)
“D. I. V. O. R. C. E.” Can you hear Tammy Wynette singing that country song in your head? As I work on this section of the manuscript about the death of my father, I’ve been considering the word “divorce”: both the divorce of my parents; and the book titled The Great Divorce, which is … More Manuscript Monday: The Great Divorce
Long story short (really, it might be possible for me today) I received some great input on my manuscript this weekend at the Southern California Writer’s Conference. An agent I absolutely adore and met at last year’s conference has requested to read the full manuscript. We even had lunch after our one-on-one meeting to discuss … More Manuscript Monday: When, Not “If”