Ren Fair Redux As I mentioned in My Big Fat Ren Fair Wedding I got married last year at a Renaissance festival down in Waxahachie, Texas. This made planning this year’s anniversary celebration pretty easy; the festival gives us a built-in party to attend each year. I also thawed out the top of our wedding […]
My Rambling Row80 Check-in: A Familiar Squeeze Lately, it seems like all I do is scramble from work, to home, to bed, to work, to home, to bed, to work, to home, to bed. Lather, rinse, repeat – that’s it. Meanwhile, I’m trying to squeeze my own creative life into any spare cracks I can […]
Getting up at 4 a.m. to write comes with an unexpected benefit: In my groggy-yet-focused writing state, I simply don’t have the energy to criticize my words. That’s right, folks, my dreaded Inner Critic likes to sleep in!
Here’s my ROW80 check in: It’s been a challenging adjustment working at my husband’s boat shop. Most days I manage to peek at Twitter, my email, and post photos on Instagr.am, but they don’t call it, “the busy season,” for nothing. By the time I get home, I’m too frazzled and tired to string words […]
ROW80: Inner Critic Smackdown – Bird by Bird and Tweet by Tweet The White Screen of Death My blog was stricken by the dreaded White Screen of Death (aka WSOD) last night, so I wasn’t sure if I would be able to do my ROW80 check-in today. The dreaded WSOD happens when you crash the […]
I love reading memoirs and diaries (published ones!) I recently picked up three memoirs at Half Price Books: “Waiting – the true confessions of a waitress,” by Debra Ginsberg, “But enough about me,” by Jancee Dunn and “Growing up Psychic,” by Matthew Modine. I enjoyed all three, but the opening of Ginsberg’s memoir really spoke […]