Writing a novel can take years. For most of us, it does take years. Especially when we're just beginning to navigate the wild world of fiction. Some of us get the hang of it right away. We get agents and books deals. Some of us take years to write a book then wait years to… Continue reading How to fix a break
Hey, y'all. I've got a cold. (Sniffle.) I took a nighttime cold & sinus pill...it helped a little. Gave me the giggles about twenty minutes after I took it. Sheesh. Anyhooo...wanted to check in before I check out and fall into La-La-land (not the movie...although a dream starring Ryan Gosling sounds kinda nice). This past… Continue reading What are you watching?
Tonight I will be reading at Mackenzie Hall with Carlinda D'Alimonte and Gord Grisenthwaite from 7pm-9pm as part of the By the River Reading Series. Thank you to Daniel and Emily Lockhart for organizing this series and for inviting me to be a part of it. I will be reading new poetry! Maybe I'll slide… Continue reading Reading Tonight! And…sink down.
Ah, it's Friday. That was a loooooong week. Winter has come back to us though our bones and muscles may have something to say about it. I'm glad the deep cold has come. It's Winter - that's what's supposed to happen. With the deep cold comes deep snuggling, deep darkness, deep contemplation. I'm in my… Continue reading (It’s Okay To) Close the Door
Word of the day: cri de coeur (noun): an anguished cry of distress or indignation, outcry. My sentence: When I walked into Gertrude's Writing Room and I saw that there on the table sat a massive box of Russel Stover chocolates, a cri de coeur escaped my mouth, for how would I be able to… Continue reading Words for Today
A READING! I will be reading poetry as part of the By The River Reading Series presented by D.A. Lockhart and the Urban Farmhouse Press family on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Mackenzie Hall beginning at 7pm. I will share the stage with Carlinda D'Alimonte and Gord Grisenthwaite. We will all have books for signing… Continue reading A reading and reading!
Last night, I could have spent half the night reading and finishing Canadian (she lives in Nova Scotia) writer Ami McKay's new book Half Spent Was the Night- A Witches Yuletide. I was in bed with my daughter while I was reading...and she wanted to go to sleep (!!) so I had to turn the… Continue reading Half Spent.
Monday. Back-to-school day. Back-to-work day. Begin new beginnings day! I am at Gertrude's Writing Room in my office. I've cleaned up. Loaded the bookshelves with more books. Put away the Christmas decorations. And gone through the huge pile of 'to-get-to' papers. Had mostly chocolate for lunch...so have to eat something healthy now. I'm hungry! And...I… Continue reading Today – Glissade