How my analysis of daily life helps me to discover plot and character traits. Lately, my own personality quirks have afflicted me. How can I be the practical, rational, and organized working woman/mother/friend/wife while also being the creative, expressive, unique writer? I have stewed for weeks about how I will ever find a rhythm between my … Continue reading Finding the Story by Finding the Reason
Category: Learning Curve
I was full of imagination as a young girl. My mother says I was always telling stories and organizing make-believe with my two younger sisters, the neighbor kids and children from her home day care. Of course, I needed a loud, authoritative voice to be such a leader and I used it both day and … Continue reading Toilet Paper and Tears: Discovering the Writer Within
If you are looking for advice about writing with a day job, you may be disappointed. I haven't got it figured out yet. I keep telling myself if I am going to call myself a writer, I better be writing! But life isn't that simple. Writing books and magazines sit stacked on my nightstand, my … Continue reading Writing with a Day Job, Five Kids, and Life at the Door
February is turning out to be a crazy month! See the latest on our family's dietary woes HERE. In other news, I am trying to get back on track with an improved diet, exercise, and finally seeing a doctor for the first time since we moved back to California in 2011. Although I am managing … Continue reading Frantic February Thoughts
I made a discovery yesterday. After weeks of frustration regarding my smart phone's limited memory I realized that over 2000 email messages I thought I had deleted were still being stored in the "trash" folder under each of my five email accounts! As discouraging as this discovery was, I was grateful to have found the … Continue reading Are You Running on Memory Overload?