behind-the-scenes sunday

Oops. I didn't get around to planning, writing and scheduling posts for this week. Life has been busy of late, but in a good way. So, let's go behind the scenes and see what I've been up to lately. Homeschooling We went back to school after a week's vacation. That required planning on my part, [read more] about behind-the-scenes sunday

2013: the year ahead

I'll 'fess up. I was planning on being all bubbly and cheerful about looking forward to 2013. But the reality is that I have mixed feelings about this year. 2012 was a year of many big changes, and we're still seeing the ramifications--both good and bad--for our family. I alternate between [read more] about 2013: the year ahead

Friday edition

This has just been one of those weeks. I lost two writing days and eked out a miserable few hundred words on a third day. But School Happened (yes, even when the public school kids got two days off, which did not go unnoticed by mine). We read Shakespeare retellings, made a "blubber" glove for [read more] about Friday edition


It's November 1st. And we all know what that means, right? National Novel Writing Month! Yep, it's time for that annual madness when thousands of writers from all across the world attempt to write a 50,000-word novel (or part of a novel) in 30 days. If you listen carefully, you can hear the [read more] about NaNo-lite

rebuilding habits


This past week I fell off the writing bandwagon, and fell hard. After weeks of steady progress on my WIP, I took a planned vacation off, then got sick, then got caught up in all the details of life, then just didn't plain want to write. Writing was not the only habit to fall by the wayside--so did [read more] about rebuilding habits

writing resolution

I have a number of writing goals for this year, but, for a number of reasons, I'm reluctant to commit myself to specific projects. First, I have a tendency to seriously underestimate the amount of time any given project will take. Secondly, a project that seems right in January might not be so in [read more] about writing resolution

on resolutions

Do you have resolutions for the New Year? I'm still working on mine. I don't feel any need to rush this process along. Otherwise, I might end up with goals that are unrealistic ("Write five novels this year"), out of my control ("Win apple pie baking contest") or just not that important to me ("Knit [read more] about on resolutions

reading roundup 2010

I snuck in a few more books before the end of the year, bringing my total to 79 (including one novella). I read Peter Brett's The Warded Man, Janice Hardy's The Shifter, (and on my new Kindle *squeak*) The Sevenfold Spell by Tia Nevitt, A Posse of Princesses by Sherwood Smith and The Bright of the [read more] about reading roundup 2010