Writing

On Being A More Observant Writer (Or, Why Is There Still A Poinsettia In My Kitchen?)

Every fall, on the day after Thanksgiving, my family and I take part in our annual tradition of dragging out of all of the Christmas boxes, and competing in the, "Who can last the longest at putting up all of the decorations?" contest. I always win. On January 1st we hold another competition. This one's called, "Who can last the… Continue reading On Being A More Observant Writer (Or, Why Is There Still A Poinsettia In My Kitchen?)

Writing

Well, Hello There, Monday. Prepare to be Dominated!

Another weekend has ended. Bleary-eyed and fog-laden you creep downstairs to confront the day. You're not ready. You'll never be ready. You curse the day's very existence. Often, Monday ends up being about as pointless as Jerry Springer's, Final Thoughts. True productivity doesn't kick in until sometime around Wednesday afternoon. And, life is even busier right… Continue reading Well, Hello There, Monday. Prepare to be Dominated!

Writing

Early Morning Thoughts on Black Friday

  Ahhh...Thanksgiving was lovely. Thank goodness for elastic waistbands. ACK! Less than a month until Christmas! Ugh...wine headache. I wonder if I should start making my holiday gift list?  (Curses on all those people who are done shopping.  Curses, I say!) Must finish NaNoWriMo...or, maybe I'll start re-reading the Harry Potter books, instead. So glad we have some… Continue reading Early Morning Thoughts on Black Friday