I try to be friends with my rapidly approaching menopause, but she’s difficult to get to know. One day she’s pretty mellow and laid back, and then suddenly she’s grumpy, hot all over, bloated and needing to pee all the time. Because of her I have stopped drinking caffeinated drinks because they made me super … More Trying to make friends with my menopause
Writing to find myself I’m not sure why it took me so long to admit to myself I’m a writer. The irony is I’ve been writing a journal since I was a girl. So you think it would’ve been a natural revelation. I still keep a journal every day. It’s the way I wake up … More Am I really a writer? I’ll have to ask my journal
Have you ever felt as if writing weren’t a real job? That saying you’re a writer is kind of fanciful, and even selfish? I absolutely have! It’s really ironic because I started reading when I was four and devoured as many books as I could from that time on. I mean I LOVE to read. … More Accepting I’m a writer, finally: It only took about 20 years…
A never-ending novel Before I started working on my book again, I thought it would take me forever to finally finish it. I felt as if I were standing at the bottom of a really high mountain looking up, and had a long trek to get up there. The tip of the mountain was even … More How fear can stall your writing: And how to get back on track, one page at a time
There are definitely days where I find it easier to go into my office, close the door and write. I don’t feel as if I’m missing anything, well at least not much. For me, the beautiful sunny days of the summer are the hardest to work on. I can take my laptop outside and work … More Today’s a perfect writing day: It’s overcast and raining
That negative self-talk we love to hate Do you ever hear yourself saying in your head, “I can’t make any serious money from writing!” or “I’m going to end up a starving writer or a drunk or both!” or “What if I write a book and no one wants to publish it?!” or “What if … More A writer’s negative self-talk: It’s BS, aren’t you happy to hear?!