Getting Here is Half the Battle

It's the most daunting seat in the house--not surprisingly, since none of the other chairs here are particularly bothersome. It's not the way it looks, or even the way it feels that makes it difficult. It's where it sits. Its choice of company.; It's the chair pulled up in front of my computer screen and … Continue reading Getting Here is Half the Battle

Room for the Struggle

It's been a while since I posted here on my blog. I sort of let everything slide last year, and though my reasons seemed valid at the time (don't they always?} I'm finding that getting back into the habit of being productive every day is a challenge. I spent the first couple of months with … Continue reading Room for the Struggle

It Really is the Thought that Counts — #MFRWauthor

Okay. It's been a while. I've been dealing with a nasty case of depression, but I think I'm back...or at least mostly back.  Anyway, welcome to week 19 of the Marketing for Romance Writers 52-Week Blog Challenge, most of which I've missed so far this year. This week's prompt is My Most Romantic Memory, which … Continue reading It Really is the Thought that Counts — #MFRWauthor

Deep in the Well

Depression is an insidious disease, a formidable foe, and a pain in the ... neck. I was diagnosed with it years ago, sought help, took medication, and gradually got better. I felt so much better, in fact, that eventually I stopped taking the medication. A few years later, I found myself fighting debilitating fatigue, a … Continue reading Deep in the Well

Five Minutes of Silence, That’s All I Ask

Dear Neighbors and nearby businesses. Also, emergency vehicles, traffic in general, birds and other wildlife, and neighborhood pets: I know this seems like a lot to ask, but if you could hold it down a bit, I'd really appreciate it. , You see, I got a new puppy for Christmas, and then promptly had to leave … Continue reading Five Minutes of Silence, That’s All I Ask

5 Tasks I’d Give Up in a Heartbeat — #MFRWauthor Week 11

Welcome to week 11 of the Marketing for Romance Writers (MFRW) 52-week blog challenge. This week's prompt is "If I never had to do this task again..." It's an intriguing prompt, I think. I can think of a gazillion or so tasks I'd willingly give up forEVER if I could, so I'm thinking that writing … Continue reading 5 Tasks I’d Give Up in a Heartbeat — #MFRWauthor Week 11

Things Only My Family Would Understand — #MFRWauthor Week 10

It's been a while since my last post. I had every intention of keeping up with this year's blog challenge and other things, too, but I just spent 2 1/2 months with my daughter and grandkids while my son-in-law was out of the country working, and the weeks just got away from me. I'm not … Continue reading Things Only My Family Would Understand — #MFRWauthor Week 10

What I Would Do If I Couldn’t Write — #MFRWauthor Week 4

Welcome to Week#4 of the Marketing for Romance Writers blog challenge for 2018. This week's prompt is: What I Would Do if I Couldn't Be a Writer. Before I get started, maybe I should explain my blog post title from last week since apparently I confused a lot of people. And here I was thinking … Continue reading What I Would Do If I Couldn’t Write — #MFRWauthor Week 4

Ugh! Algebra! — #MFRWauthor Week 3

Welcome to week 3 of the 2018 Marketing for Romance Writers 52-week blog challenge. This week's prompts is: How much of myself is in my writing? Before I get started with this week's blog post, can I just say that I'm struggling here? My daughter and granddaughters came to visit for Christmas, and then I … Continue reading Ugh! Algebra! — #MFRWauthor Week 3

A Trip Down Memory Lane – #MFRWauthor Week 2

It's Friday, which means that it's time for another blog post from the Marketing for Romance Writers blog challenge. This week's prompt is My Earliest Memory. I had a great childhood for the most part. My parents created a fun world for us to live in, took us on vacations every year and created memories … Continue reading A Trip Down Memory Lane – #MFRWauthor Week 2