Journal Challenge Week 2 – Lightbulbs and Lightning Strikes

“SOWING LIGHTNING Seize Bolts of lightning from the sky And plant them in fields of life. They will grow like tender sprouts of fire. Charge somber thoughts With unexpected flash, You, my lightning in the soil!” ~ Visar Zhiti, The Condemned Apple: Selected Poetry   Hello, my Lovelies, and welcome to Week 2 of our […]

A Newsy Update and Writing Reminder

“Are you ready?” Klaus asked finally. “No,” Sunny answered. “Me neither,” Violet said, “but if we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives, Let’s go.” ~ Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator   This will be quite a newsy post, hence the title. Breaking News and Announcements: Husband Update: Ben […]

Write On!

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” ~ Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing   Over the next four days I’ll be on retreat. Not one I’m running, but one I’m attending. Hopefully I’ll have some phone reception while I’m there, so that I can sneak out a post or […]

And Then It Was Done…

“When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live.” ~ Greg Anderson   Since early this year I’ve been hammering away at a memoir. I started writing it because you, dear readers, suggested that it was the thing you most […]

What My Morning Looks Like

“Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained.” ~ Thomas M. Cirignano, The Constant Outsider: Memoirs of a South Boston Mechanic   I woke at four this morning with the ending of my memoir firmly in my head. So I am writing. And writing. […]

Unexpected Treasures from the #Writers Festival

“What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show […]

Sorry, but I’m #writing

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  ~ Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings   I’ll keep this short. You see, I’m busy. Writing. Not blog writing. Book writing. Do you know how many words you need for a book? So many words. Not even counting the ones I […]

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