"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, valuable but small. Sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it or because I haven't been brave? How much of what I feel reminds me of what I read in a book...when...shouldn't it be the other way around? I don't… Continue reading Small but valuable.
Here's how it works in my brain. It's constantly telling me things to write. What does that mean? It means that there's a voice (among the many, but one of the main, loudest most prolific voices) that's narrating narrations in my head ALL. THE.TIME. Example: Yesterday I went to Chapters with Miller and Jett. I received… Continue reading The Writer’s Brain
Like chocolate... A delicious gift I was given just this morning after spending two glorious hours with a group of poets in a 'World of Poetry' class. I was invited to speak about poetry, and then participate in a salon-style poetry session. It was a perfect morning, really. I can talk about poetry and writing… Continue reading Plenty of Things
MEET PAGES! OUR NEW PUPPY! Yes indeedy, we got a new family member over the weekend! Sweet Pages is our newest furry friend. She's almost three months old, and is a Golden Retriever. She arrived at the Shields residence just before noon on Sunday...and this is a bit of a visual journey of what's been… Continue reading Pages and Pages
I'm over at the League of Canadian Poets today, having written about vulnerability on my blog 'The Writing Parent'. In this blog, I open up about my experience on my book tour...and what happened to me. Thank you to the League for continuing to give me the space to blog about being a parent and… Continue reading Vulnerability and Journal Writing…and TedX info
With November first just around the windy corner, I'm gearing up for some wild action in my novel-writing world. Yes, I did complete my rewrite of The Guesser, Book One in the Hangman series. Because of this feat, I can begin to submit it to contests and, of course, to query agents in hopes that… Continue reading Upcomings…
I don't know if you can see it in the photo, but the skin on the palm of my right hand is peeling. Like I'm some sort of shedding reptile. Weeeelllll. I just might be. With the seasonal change in weather and worry, so too comes a seasonal change to my skin, it seems. My hands… Continue reading Mighty Catch-Up – Floods, Books, Clowns, TEDx
HAPPY HIATUS!! Um, do I have anything in my teeth? Bahaaaaaa!! For years, I've been taking photos of myself with chunks of chocolate in my teeth. A friend suggested that I make a coffee table book. Ha! That's actually a really great idea! I think this photo does a wonderful job of summing up this… Continue reading Happy Hiatus! On the Ebb and Flow of Change