"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…