Thursday, October 27, 2022

Writing update: Chapter 1

Writing update:

I worked on Chapter 1 yesterday. I had done it before so it was mostly correctly grammar, removing passive voice, that kind of thing.

Tonight I'm working on chapter 2. I need to reinvent the world building or at least a good amount of it, so this will take longer. I want to catch the absurdity of this environment without draining the seriousness the characters are in.

Let's see if the brain works.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Back to the writing board

 A professional writer I admire and respect has returned to writing; she shared her progress on her new book and I'm so excited to read it.

But it also reminded me how i promised myself and my friend Martha's memory that I would finish my very first draft of my book. So inspired by Susan, I'll post my progress here. Sort of an accountability and way to stay excited.

I will start those posts with "Writing update:" so you can skip them if you're not interested.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

who's that in the mirror?

I was feeling good, that I was a good deal skimmer etc. Then I saw myself in the mirror and raised in the old, fat woman in it. 😔

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Dolly Parton's Stampede

 This wasn't as good as I thought it'd be especially the very meh metal. But I loved the horses! The nativity was better than I thought it'd be and the production values are great except for costumes.

Saturday, December 11, 2021


We're headed for the Smokey mountains! It's a trip with a lot of firsts: first trip to there, first trip with mojo, and our first trip without Elphie. My sweet Elphie. I miss you so much.

It's also the first trip in this car: John's Toyota Rav 4. Someone did a hit and run on John last night. Thankfully, John's fine and the car has cosmetic damage, same kind as mine
So here's hoping for a wonderful trip!

Look how dark the sky is in Philadelphia!
Daytona is sitting up front, just the guys being guys:

Monday, July 26, 2021

I need to get to the shore

I need to recharge there, get out, see the important three: ocean, seagulls, and boardwalk.

But I have too much to do at home. The endless balance of life and in a ways work.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Writing anniversary

 I just discovered I hit a milestone with my writing. In July 19 mumble mumble, my first story was printed in an amateur publication. I wrote it earlier that year; I wish I could remember when. The story was silly, goofy, mediocre writing at best; I think it had the word women 5 times in the first paragraph. But Roberta Rogow saw something in it or me, I guess, and as for me, I fell in love with writing. I wrote stories in school -- assignments -- and liked it, did this and that in high school, but this was serious love. Sometimes love/hate.... but I was lucky for Roberta Rogow and so many other supportive people, including readers and people in the theater. I can't believe it's been mumble mumble years. All amateur, but you never know.