Category Archives: writing

Uncle

There is a writing workshop I really, really want to go to coming up later this month. There are two people presenting I really, really want to meet in person. I admire their work and have received good support from … Continue reading

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Cheryl Strayed on Dancing With the Stars?

The new season of Dancing With the Stars started this week. If you are new here, you might not know how much it means to us, so yes…I’m going to link to this post. I’ve linked to it a million times … Continue reading

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Healing Service with Dr. Nemeh

Last Sunday we attended a healing service with Dr. Issam Nemeh. They let the people with children go first and thank God. As we sat listening to his opening talk, Riley became very  agitated. She started to fidget in her seat … Continue reading

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Thinking About Daughter of the Drunk at the Bar

A brilliant writer/Ph.D/published author/professional editor called me yesterday. One I deeply respect. She told me she’d just read Daughter of the Drunk at the Bar, and wanted to know why I was not promoting it. She loved it (to put … Continue reading

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Wil of God

                          Today is the day! Carrie Wilson Link’s long awaited book, Wil of God, is released. “Wil of God is the story of a tightly wound special needs … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Guilt

I’m up in my office fretting that I should be downstairs. Feeling guilty about holing out in my room. I’ve not done much writing today. The family pull, the feeling of obligation is strong. I’m half downstairs anyway, even when … Continue reading

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We’ll all be dead soon

About my recent presentation. I lived. I did my best to get centered beforehand, reading uplifting spiritual material in the AM and listening to soothing music on the way to the conference, but I don’t know how much that helped once … Continue reading

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Samsara

So, I’m turning 44 next week and to celebrate I am thinking about cutting my hair all off and starting over. I’ve colored it forever and am curious about it’s natural state. I’ve got a chunky grey streak happening on … Continue reading

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Hammock Weather

The weather today is perfect. If I were going to be all, “God…I’d like to order the perfect weather, and this is what I want,” it’d be today. Sunny. Breezy. 80 degrees. It’s the kind of weather that wouldn’t cause … Continue reading

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Burrowing

Yesterday, I bumped into a friend who suggested we get together for lunch while the kids are at camp. I adore this friend and would love to see her, but in my body it felt like she was asking to … Continue reading

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Taboo Topics

*(image from Women on Writing). I’ve had the honor of being featured at Women on Writing today. I have not been writing about Daughter of the Drunk at the Bar much, because I’d been grappling with a lot of emotions around … Continue reading

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Take Nine

My friend Cindy Washabaugh is part of a poetry group here in Cleveland. They call themselves Take Nine. They have been together for over a dozen years. There are nine members, thus the name. All of them are seriously talented. … Continue reading

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Girls Who Read

This video was brought to my attention by Laura E. Goodin, Cafe Poet at Yours and Owls a hip little coffee shop in Wollongong. Laura is the coolest. She does cool stuff. She’s a great writer and a great teacher. … Continue reading

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Reading follow up

This evening, I had the most wonderful follow up phone chat with Terre (my fellow reader the other night). She’s done lots of readings before and said she’s never seen one with as much warmth as the folks that turned … Continue reading

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The Reading

There is a scene in my book, where I bought this really sexy dress to impress my boyfriend on New Year’s Eve. I was 17. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Then, on the big day,  I … Continue reading

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I did not faint

The photo below was taken by my friend and neighbor Heidi, (@highhoney if you want to follow her on Twitter, and you’ll want to because she’s funny)before the reading got started. It went well. Busy day ahead. Will post more … Continue reading

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Reading at Mac’s Backs

This Saturday at Mac’s Backs, I have my first reading ever. I’m trying not to over-think it. I’m trying not to under-think it. I want to be prepared. I sort of feel like I’ve gotten on a roller coaster ride and … Continue reading

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Sunburned Faces, Part 1

Some of you who read this blog, probably read Jeneil Russell’s blog too. She writes beautifully of family life, autism, and faith, always faith. And she has this way of making you fall in love with whomever she loves. Her … Continue reading

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I’m nothing if not insecure

Thank you to writer Lisa Romeo, for allowing me to work out my existential angst over at her blog today. She asked me to guest post re: self-pub, and surprisingly even to me, this is what bubbled up.   Tweet This … Continue reading

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Censorship

So I have this idea for a new book. And it is of the “inspirational” variety, but it has a different spin than most inspirational books. And I really, really want to write it, but the thing is, I keep … Continue reading

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