Category Archives: Life-Writing Balance

A Lifetime of Birthdays: November 11, 2016

The eleventh day in the eleventh month in my half-century birthday celebration brought mostly joy, there was some heartbreak, but you cannot have light without dark. In order to recognize joy, you have to have known the other side. The … Continue reading

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A Lifetime of Birthdays:  Nov. 8, 2016

I’m watching in horror the U.S. election results, and its not putting a nice cherry on my birthday sundae of a day. Good things that did happen: I made further progress on the publishing of WILDERNESS RIM. (#6) I planted … Continue reading

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Rejection Turned Writing Break

  I am currently shopping When A Raven Pecks Out Your Normal to literary agents. I have been rejected 63 times already. The last rejection was the first one that provided me any feedback. Its feedback included some of  what … Continue reading

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I Can’t Wear My Uniform Any More

When I left the active service in 2004, I was a svelte and very strong soldier and could easily pass an Army Physical Fitness Test. It wasn’t my best score. I had broken my neck and had a fairly significant … Continue reading

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To NaNoWriMo or Not

I’m staring at my editing desk, my draft in process of the final revision (dear universe, I hope!), and fighting to free write on a new story, one that I have been wrestling for space in my creative mind for … Continue reading

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