Life Changes

This time last week, I worried about getting a short story finished and submitted, cleaning the house for a party, and doing better by my birds. Then, Friday night, I started seeing a flash of light in my left eye when I blinked. I expected it to go away, but so far it’s still with me. I posted about it on my personal page on Facebook and got reactions from panic (Retina Damage!) to calm and wise (Don’t worry too much but do get it checked out). Continue reading “Life Changes”

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Emily Foster and Emily Nagoski, Part One

Life turns out to be full of coincidences. I used to go to ComicCon San Diego regularly. I went there before going there was cool. And in the wonderful days before huge movie studios and comic book producers started hanging out there. My husband and I knew the winds of change were upon us when the price of a ticket for all weekend went up tremendously and one could not buy next year’s tickets at this year’s convention. The chances of getting tickets through a phone call on the day they go on sale are slim to Hahaha nice try. Continue reading “Emily Foster and Emily Nagoski, Part One”

The Villain of the Piece

Besides reading books, I like to fill my driving time with audiobooks. Right now, I’m finishing up The House of Secrets by Brad Metzler and Tod Goldberg. I love the narration by Scott Brick and January LaVoy. But the best part is the dive into early American history, the complex relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold, and the suggestion that we Americans have not been taught all the truth that lays there between the pages of history. Continue reading “The Villain of the Piece”

The Star in the East Part Three

Please read the two previous posts for the whole story.

“Damn it, woman!  You always see things in the worst way!”  Jeremy stepped in front of her, scowling.  “Stephen left you penniless.  If you stay here with the children, I can take care of you.  That’s all I ever wanted to do.”

“You’re very good with the children.  Perhaps I should go to Bristol and try my hand at the business.”  Continue reading “The Star in the East Part Three”

No NaNo Win This Year

Last year I finished my book in thirty days, in spite of illness, family obligations, and co-running an event for my chapter of RWA. As you can imagine, my elation knew no bounds. I could have written a book a month! I could have gone back in time and won every NaNoWriMo since its inception. I could hardly wait for this year. Continue reading “No NaNo Win This Year”