The Big Day is Almost Here

It’s a Friday morning as I write this. My writing group has rented the most amazing house on Whidbey Island for a weekend retreat.  “Marty’s Place” is a restored 1909 farmhouse right above the water with a most distracting view. There are five...

2011, Ready to Roll

Making a public statement of resolutions takes a certain amount of backbone. In 2010, a good friend of mine publicly posted hers for a certain amount of accountability. She posted semi-regular updates on her progress in her notes on Facebook, and I followed them with...

Four More Days…

Gah. Only four more days of NaNoWriMo. I know the hubby is looking forward to not hearing me say, “I need to do my wordcount.” The kids are looking forward to me paying some attention to them. I know the youngest is tired of me saying, “No, I’m...

Short-shorts

A short time Central Park could provide inspiration for a dozen stories. Just sitting on one bench for an hour introduced me to a couple of new characters I’m tucking away for later use. We are just two blocks from Central Park, and we are traveling with a...