The Month That Was

September has arrived, leaving August a mere memory. And what a month it was—some good, some bad. August began with promise. My husband and I had just come off a week’s vacation. Although I’m a “mountain” person, we decided to go to the Texas coast this year. We spent two nights in Corpus Christi in … Continue reading The Month That Was

This and That

Every time I think I’m going to blog on a regular basis, like maybe weekly, something happens. Before I know it, two or three weeks have passed. And while I don’t want to write something just for the sake of writing, I would like to communicate more often with my readers. So what have I … Continue reading This and That

I Took a Vacation

It's the same each year. I'm going along at a good pace for writing, making progress on various projects, and have numerous story ideas. I can't wait to finish one project and begin a new one. I live breathe, and think about writing—even in my sleep. And then it happens. Call it writer's block, mental … Continue reading I Took a Vacation

Polar Vortex

Once again, it's time for First Friday Fiction. Polar Vortex is part six of David's story. To read the other installments, visit the First Friday Fiction page and follow the links. I'll conclude the series next month. David stood on a hill overlooking his cabin and watched the sun dip below the horizon. He snapped … Continue reading Polar Vortex

Humble Beginnings

A few days ago, I read a post on Lisa Hall Wilson’s blog in which she wrote about her family background. She asked readers to join her, using a template titled, “I am from.”  My writing is taking a bit different direction (more about that next week and in my upcoming newsletter), so this post … Continue reading Humble Beginnings

Making Memories

I’ve been AWOL for a while—at least here on the blog. Although summer doesn’t officially arrive until later this week, I’ve been thinking about the lazy hazy days of summer for a while. For many people, it is a time of increased activity. For me, it is a time to slow down, to reflect, and … Continue reading Making Memories