The Hue of You: Manuscript Monday

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

The Influence of a Vietnamese Temple

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

Writing is Like Christmas Morning…at the Bates Motel

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

Geraldine Brooks Tickets, Ned Stuckey-French, and a Poem on Ms Monday!

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!

I MAY Be a Nudist, But I’m Not an Exhibitionist (A Belated Manuscript 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)

Manuscript Monday: The Great Divorce

“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

Manuscript Monday: When, Not “If”

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”