I have put this off long enough. Almost a year ago this month, I started on my second novel, The Quiet Ones. I wanted to make it feel completely different than my first to prove (mostly to myself) that I could push myself creatively. We All Fall Down will always be one of my favorite stories. I … Continue reading It’s Happening Again…
For a while now, my husband has been itching to take our girls to the beach. He grew up on an island and it just felt odd to him that his own children hadn't experienced sand in their toes and salty air on their little faces. The only thing I could think of was... A. … Continue reading Our Traveling Circus
I was talking to my good friend last night about the frustrations of the unknown. It’s a realm in which many different career paths can leave you and some are a bit easier to navigate than others. Also, other factors can make the unknown less stressful, like not having children to consider, a mortgage, comfort … Continue reading Irrationally Fearful Superwoman
“Oh, I have many weaknesses!” - said E. Lockhart when I asked her what she struggled with most and how she navigated through those road blocks as a new writer. The words came out so quickly, so matter-of-fact as if her writing wasn't completely flawless and dream-like. She also said have not had. So, you’re telling me an … Continue reading Playing The Long Game
It’s that time again that I start begging strangers to appreciate my work! The Quiet Ones started with just a flicker of one “scene” in my mind back in July 2017 and since then, has grown into my second novel that I LOVED writing. It’s very different from We All Fall Down, which makes me … Continue reading The Quiet Ones – Here We Go!
Maybe it’s because for most of my adolescence my peers managed to remind me of every single flaw I had. Ones that I didn’t even realize were flaws but just differences that either I was able to choose or not. Regardless, I was a magnet for those who figured out how to dress and to … Continue reading I’m A Fraud
I have no idea. I never really had a plan to be perfectly honest. My husband and I had a discussion about what my expectations would be before I even started and I promised myself not to let my hopes get too high. I am extremely sensitive so it’s VERY easy for me to get … Continue reading What Happens Now?