Category Archives: inspiration

Four “Comforting” Things People Say to Pre-Published Writers (That are NOT)

4. You finished a book! Most people will never manage that! Yeah, okay. I finished a book. Yay me! It is a big accomplishment, but it’s also one that I hit for the first time when I was 13. I’ve written almost SIX books now. It is hard to see writing additional books as anything but a failure—as in, I’ve written… Read more »

Midnight in Paris

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While watching Diane Keaton accept Woody Allen’s award at the Golden Globes a few weeks ago, it occurred to me that I had never seen a single Woody Allen movie. I knew who he was, with the thick glasses and the marriage to his sorta step-daughter, but as the clips of all his most famous works played, none seemed familiar…. Read more »

The Struggle

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I have written before about the somewhat odd relationship I have with both working out and writing. They are two things that I love, that I constantly strive to make part of my life, that help calm my mind and order my thoughts…and that I absolutely hate doing. I was thinking about this today, as I sat on my comfortable… Read more »

The Retreat!

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(Sorry this post was delayed while I was out at sea again!) The retreat was amazing. I only wish I had the means to do it more often! Unfortunately, at that rate, I’d just be paying for this book to be written, which is not exactly a long-term strategy. So I’ll just have to splurge every once in a while… Read more »