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Writing Cabin – The Beginning

First thing Friday, I didn’t want to go. I stood in the bathroom at 8:35 in the morning, already running late for work, holding my husband and thinking, for just one quick moment, that I didn’t want to leave.  I could just come home after work, like normal.  We could order a pizza and veg … Continue reading

I’m So Lucky

Every so often, I want to sit down and write the Acknowledgements page of my book.  I never let myself, and often lecture myself for thinking so far ahead; treating something as a book that is, at present, only an unfinished manuscript. Yet, the need to be grateful never really wanes in me, so I … Continue reading

47 Days

I told a good friend of mine today that I have 47 days to finish the first manuscript of my book. I’ve been trying to write a book my entire life, and have made significant progress.  However, I have never finished anything, and I thought it was about time I did.  So, I made my … Continue reading

When I Need To Quit

So, I have recently started reading Allison Vesterfelt (, and she has quickly become my new favorite blogger.  She writes so many things that make me look inside myself with a different perspective and learn to see who I am in a different way (this is also the main reason I love reading blogs!). Recently, … Continue reading

For Love or Money

I’ve always heard it said that the best writers write for the love of it.  Not for the money.  Never for the money.  Just for the craft. So, I’ll admit that there are times when I question my own motivation.  I love to write, for the sake of writing.  I enjoy the process of creativity, … Continue reading

Treading Molasses Here

The few of you who actually follow this blog may have noticed that I’ve been MIA lately. The reason for this is that I’ve been really stuck.  I am like someone trying to lose weight who waxes and wanes, and gains and loses that same twenty pounds, knowing that they really want to lose thirty-five, … Continue reading

Kill Me Now

I’m sick.  I’ve been sick for FIVE days. Okay, I feel like a little bit of a baby writing that, but the truth is: I have a kick-ass immune system (no doubt owed, in part, to my proclivity to drink anything and everything underneath the sink as a child).  Typically, I get sick for one … Continue reading

For Me

As you may know, I’ve been taking a few weeks off, trying to regain my equilibrium and get focused for the year.  I didn’t want to make “goals” a thing this January, but I did still really want to set a writing goal. Well, I have finally set it, and the goal is to finish … Continue reading

Alone, By Myself

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the company of people this week.  Surrounding myself with their passion, their humor and their minds.  And it’s been great to get to submerse myself in so many different perspectives and desires. But all of a sudden tonight, I’m sitting on my couch, and I can’t focus … Continue reading

The Big Rock

Icy water caresses my calves, shocking them and leaving them tingling.  The same water flows over my feet and ankles, but they can no longer feel it.  Still, though they may be numb to the temperature of the melted snow, they aren’t numb to the sharp rocks that they traverse.  I wedge my foot between … Continue reading