Busy times keep me away from here, and most of my other internet interests as well. For now, I just want to wish everyone a… Merry Christmas and may 2006 be a great year for all of us.
In August, I told you that I had joined a critique group. It was an exciting time for me because the group was small, and consisted of writers of children’s books. I imagined the feedback to be priceless, and the inspiration gained from this group to keep me on a constant writing high. This was … Read moreKnowing When to Move On
If you read my post of a few days ago, you’ll know what I’m referring to, but in case you didn’t read the post…after much procrastination, the Christmas tree is finally up. It started out a lonely project, which is just not fun at all. However, my partner took pity on me and when I … Read moreReaching for the Heavens
The way you define yourself as a writer is that you write every time you have a free minute. If you didn’t behave that way you would never do anything. ~John Irving
What’s it called when 30 Lebonese beat up 1 Australian? Assault What’s it called when 30 Australians beat up 1 Lebonese? Racism What’s it called when the police ignore the first crime, but not the second? Discrimination The people of Sydney know what I’m talking about. This has to stop.
Yes, I had to give myself a kick up the backside in order to get started on the short story. The word count (to the right) is low but it’s better than a big, fat zero. The recent high temperatures, and especially the high humidity, is knocking me around. All I want to do is … Read morePush and Shove
The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson is a young adult novel. The first chapter was excellent and pulled me right in, but I found the following few chapters a bit lacking. They all served a purpose but I felt it took too long to get to the point and my attention started to wonder. … Read moreBook Review: The Star of Kazan
If you could ask for one thing and one thing only for Christmas, what would it be? Now, there are some rules involved: 1. It must be for you. 2. It must be an item that is wrappable; none of this “good health” stuff; we are being selfish here. 3. It must be reasonably priced; … Read moreChristmas Wishes