Social media, and media in general have blown Mother’s Day up into a two day event… and then some… making it harder and harder on those who don’t have mothers worthy of celebration, and those who have lost mothers they miss every day of their lives. I’m one of the former. Over the years, I’veContinue reading “Finding The Positive in Mother’s Day”
Today I begin a new project. Today I begin talking, publicly, about why my characters are so flawed, and why they have so much to overcome before they find happiness. Why now? Because it’s finally time, and because today I released, INTO THE SUNRISE, a story I’m passionate about. A story about a woman who overcomes enormous obstacles, and learnsContinue reading “Finding My Way”
Gratitude – for Friday being the perfect culmination of hundreds of hours of work put in by a small group of women determined to socialize a reluctant feral cat. For discovering his reluctance was due to dental pain and wonky blood sugar. For sticking to the goal in spite of hisses and punchesContinue reading “Gratitude – for Calvin”
Gratitude -for a lovely beach walk with good company, for moody skies, for ocean air to clear the sinuses and put the world back on its axis, for tiny flowers in the grass, and for glorious spring flowers everywhere!
Gratitude – for the beauty of a sunny morning, for a great beach walk with a bestie on a special day, and for an hour or so of quiet time in the happy forest, surrounded by gentle souls. (More photos once I figure out how to get them off my phone 🙂 ) Continue reading “Daily Gratitude”
Gratitude – for a fabulous beach walk to start my day, for ocean air to clear the sinuses, and settle the soul, for a bounty of spring flowers in the beach gardens, and for a wonderful time spent with special friends.
Gratitude – for a group of women who are awesome, incredibly supportive, and freaking phenomenal. I am never surprised when they reach down and pull out more reserves. They live with guts, determination, and an abundance of love. They handle whatever comes across their path, with grace and dignity. And they look out for eachContinue reading “Daily Gratitude”
Gratitude – for a rainy day forcing me to keep my butt in the chair and write, for the gallons of water I drank, and for words on the page that moved me to tears because I adore happy endings. Instead of photos tonight, here is a little bit of today’s progress…. Daisy hadContinue reading “Daily Gratitude”
Gratitude – for a great beach walk with a bestie, for the ocean finally gone blue again, for connecting with someone far away, for a new short story finallly underway, and for finding an embarassing typo before anyone else saw it and pointed out the glaring error!
Gratitude – for a brisk beach walk to start my day, for migrating seabirds stopping to rest, for daffodils blowing in the wind, for hours and hours of writing, and for the reward… three hours of great music courtesy of the ACM Award show.