I write: Building stamina

Listen. I am new to this. I have two small babes and am three days into a new schedule, complete with an out-of-town husband. I find it so easy to think big picture as opposed to what I can realistically accomplish today. A while ago my husband and I trained for a half marathon together.…

I hear: Pod Save America and Ane Brun

Hey. I don’t have anything funny or uplifting to say out the gate. My writer friend asked me to list my “happiness touchstones” and send them to her. I haven’t done it yet, but if I should decide to write them out, the list will contain any activity coupled with “while alone” or “when alone”…

I write: Accountability

I am supposed to have two pieces of writing ready to share with my writers’ group on Saturday. Here’s one: I was in the hospital. I’m going to use that as an excuse. Critiques? Comments? I actually do have something that I started in November when my writing penpal and I challenged each other (and…

My time in the hospital

I wonder for how long I’ve been ignoring the messages my body has been yelling at me. Certainly I should have known that the sensation of vertigo was enough to leave work, but I was so eager to get back to seeing clients after having had laryngitis for a week that I decided that nothing…

Perhaps I am back at it

Hey. I had a rough few weeks. My husband was out of town, I have two babies, I got sick, etc., etc. But, here I am. Over the weekend I went to the conference “Writing the Novel & Crafting Your Career,” given by The Loft Literary Center. Sure, I haven’t written the novel yet, and…