Wednesday, May 4, 2016

I Do My Best Writing in the Shower

September 10, 2015 by  
Filed under Blog, Interruptions, Time Management

The key to a more productive writing life, for me, may be an increase of distractions. I’m not kidding. I can sit down in a quiet house, long hours stretched before me, all allocated beautifully (according to my DayTimer) for writing. Nothing happens. My fingers idly tap the desk. I take another sip of coffee […]

6 Month Novel Interrupted by the Super Bowl?

February 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Blog, Interruptions

Well, not really… more like the 6 month novel was interrupted by the snow storm and a lack of planning and the Super Bowl, but I’ll get to all that later. Today was the day my crit partner and I started our 6 month novel, starting with the “Idea to Premise!” We talked about it […]

Friday Flashback: Ramblings with Author Ronie Kendig

September 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Homeschooling, Writing, Writing Moms & Dads

Flashback Fridays: We’re taking a look at where these writing moms and dads were years ago. Up today, an interview with Ronie from April 20, 2006! Check out her website for what she’s writing today! Ronie, thanks so much for agreeing to share your life and struggles with me. I was drawn to you because […]

Using Routines for Focused Writing

September 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Homeschooling, Interruptions, Writing

I remember hearing a story about Charles Wesley’s mom. She had a dozen or so kids in her home of various ages, personality types, and volumes. ¬†(I bet she home schooled!)¬†This brilliant lady had a habit, every afternoon after lunch, of sitting in her rocking chair and covering her head with her apron. That signaled […]

How Do You Find the Time to Write as a Homeschooling Mom?

September 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Home Management, Homeschooling

Have you noticed all of the happy, relieved moms about to get their lives back as their children run off to 7 hours of school each day? I confess; I’ve been secretly jealous before. Recently. Okay, every stinking year about mid-September when volleyball season is at its peak. School starting for the home-schooler means more […]

Why Bother to Write?

August 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Writing

As I write this the blogoshpere is running rampant with stories about Miley Cyrus’ plunge into depths of entertainment depravity, Another shooting in Florida, The Australian baseball player who was murdered in the U.S., and this little scrap in Syria which, apparently, the U.S. will be fully immersed. All in a day’s reading. A Christian […]

Read What Scares You

August 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Writing

Last week I encouraged you to write what scares you. Find a theme that you’d just as soon avoid and dive in. The emotional ride it takes you on will grab the reader and take her along, too. That’s our goal. Having said that, now I’ll encourage you to read in the same manner. What […]

Write What Scares You

July 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Writing

You’ve heard the same advice for years about how to behave at a social gathering. The unwritten rule to avoid controversial subjects like politics and religion are the basis for etiquette and creating lasting friendships or, at the very least, long term associations. It’s what keeps our existence steady and predictable, albeit boring. What is […]

Writer…Interrupted By Summer

June 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Balance, Blog, Family, Interruptions, Parenting

School has been out for a couple of weeks and I’m THRILLED that for a short season I’m free from all the trappings of the school year. For the next couple of months, I won’t have to: help with any Algebra homework drag any children out of bed scrounge through the kitchen to find something […]

Interrupted by Vacation: Long Island, New York Edition

June 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Balance, Blog, Interruptions

It’s been years since I’ve been to New York. Years since I walked the streets where I grew up, ate the BEST food in the world, and hung out with the craziest, funnest, and most loving people on earth! My family! No kids. No husband… And I’m having the time of my life! I thought […]

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