Hello, Resistance, My Old Friend

February 16, 2017 by - 3 Comments

    Resistance and I are old, old friends. You could almost call her my twin from the dark side. Sometimes she comes to me dressed as fear. Sometimes as jealousy. Sometimes as illness. Sometimes as a cruel judge. Sometimes as a blank, brick wall. Sometimes as my mothering heart. No matter how she’s cloaked, she’s extremely …Read More

Letting Go-A Rebel in Sparkly Sandals

March 22, 2011 by - 11 Comments

There was this girl. Let’s call her Bitsy. Bitsy was the young woman my middle class self always wished she had been. Moneyed. Athletic. White-blonde, and very lightly freckled. East coast-educated, sorority-bred. Brilliant taste in clothes. Rarely wore more than one or two pieces of jewelry, and never carried a purse–only her wallet.  She didn’t …Read More

Oh, How I Love Book Clubs!

January 22, 2010 by -

It’s been several months since I was on the road. I think the workshop at the Hindman Settlement School was my last gig. And it’s been almost a year since I toured for CALLING MR. LONELY HEARTS. I can hardly believe it. Today I had a welcome break from my looooong winter writing schedule. I …Read More

Just When I Thought It Was Safe to Blog Again…

January 19, 2010 by -

You knew it had to happen. Right after I posted about how I almost never blog about writing, here’s a post that’s (kind of) about writing. Revision, specifically. Why do so many writers dislike revising their work? I see many updates on Facebook and Twitter from writers who are agonizing over their edits or revisions. …Read More