An acceptance!  Three cheers for editors who are willing to work through the holidays!  “Peanut Butter Toast” has been accepted for publication in A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Special Needs.  Wow, that’s quite a mouthful.  My son has Williams Syndrome, and this is a–dare I say it?–rather snarky retelling of when he nearly set our house … Read More


I mean, Happy Holidays!  I just tripped over my son, kicked over a present and landed in a pile of wrapping paper and ribbon.  Thankfully the scissors weren’t there, or I’d 1) have boy hair or 2) be dead.  I’m washing, wrapping, packing, and we’ll be out the door in four hours.  Hopefully.  We’re hitting my hometown for Christmas. Merry … Read More

Curse you, fate!

I really don’t believe in fate.  I believe in making your own choices, but it seems as though the universe constantly lines itself up to undermine me.  Like…being so sick that I couldn’t get out of bed.  Like the computer crashing.  All is well (temporarily) and I emailed myself everything that I’ve ever written.  The lazy man’s backup, I say.  … Read More

The Same Beast?

Yes!  RunStarGirl is all written, and there was much celebration.  Now it’s editing, which isn’t so bad once I get started on it…but that’s the hard part.  My goal is to have it all finished by tomorrow night.  That sounds quick, and it is, but I edit as I write and then I polish it a bit later.  Some people … Read More

It Snows! I Rally! All Is Well With The World!

Well.  Well well well.  It snowed in Las Vegas, and I went Christmas shopping with my good friend, and this evening is set aside for baking holiday goodies.  But before that, I am finishing the writing portion of RunStarGirl.  You heard me. Once I decided that I needed to add a little more meat to the story, my brain exploded, … Read More

Enthusiasm Ebbs and Flows

I haven’t updated lately because there isn’t much to say.  I received three rejections this week, and what fun is that to report on?  In fact, I was a little bummed, but then my friend said that he’d received three rejections, too, and two of them were from the same place as mine.  I don’t know why that cheered me … Read More

The Boy Who Hangs The Stars

So!  The first thing I have to say is that I feel good about my reading on Sunday.  No Bambi in the headlights moments, no stumbling over my words.  I also joined a voice group because A) wouldn’t doing voice-overs just be so much fun?! and B) it will help me with my reading.  My diction has become so sloppy … Read More

A Personal Apocalypse

Yay, it’s snowing!  I find this to be an utterly charming little effect that WordPress added.  Snow reminds me of growing up, and it isn’t Christmas without it, and of course Vegas doesn’t get much snow.  So this makes me happy. We did The Great Santa Run today, and it was a success for us.  The kids were happy and … Read More

It’s like…

being a little girl who got into the cookie jar again. So something magical happened today.  It was a culmination of a lot of things, really.  A lot of work and some dreaming, but mostly it comes from pinning my new writer friend/mentory thingy down and demanding that he tell me everything that he knows about writing, marketing, and publishing.  … Read More

Just Plugging Away

I have hit a writing wall.  Perhaps it’s distraction (the holidays, tra la la!) or my kids (my daughter is taking her first steps) or perhaps NaNo completely tapped me out.  I’m trying to think of this as a gentle quiet time where my mind can take a breath, but it is still frustrating.  I want to be writing.  I … Read More