It’s Happening Again…

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…

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Notes From The Editor And Other Stuff

So many things I want to include in this post and wondering how to get them all squeezed in within an appropriate word count.  I’m currently sitting on a completed manuscript that I (only by sheer determination) was able to finish editing in time for this week. The week of all weeks. Potty Training week. …

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Our Traveling Circus

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.…

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Week 6: Finding My Groove

The last couple weeks have been a learning curve of sorts.  I am still figuring out the balance between momming – training – writing – wife’ing but within each of those is another balancing act in itself.   While I LIKE to have some kind of outside activity to do with the girls, the heat…

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Irrationally Fearful Superwoman

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…

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Week 4: Mind Over Matter

For the last 2 weeks I cleaned up my diet again and was relieved as hell to see that my stamina and mileage improved a TON!  I still have trouble with snacking on the bad things, but I’m human and training is tough.  The more you exercise/run, the more starving you feel ALL day long.…

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#gottheruns: Week 2

This week could have been better, but I’m going to just focus on the fact that I put in the miles however pitiful they were.  I know everyone who runs religiously and everything you read says you need the carbs for energy and recovery, but they are just NOT my friend.  I find that my…

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#gottheruns

A couple years ago my running style can only be described as sad.  Just really pitiful.  But I set small goals for myself over time and although what I did is probably not how most “runners” would progress, but I did what worked for me.  Like anything I do that is for “me” i work…

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Playing The Long Game

“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…

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Don’t Tell Me That I Can’t

“If you don’t plan to make a career of this, don’t even bother.” That’s what a fellow writer said to me two years ago when I was given their contact just to ask for advice.  I was sitting on the first 13,000 words of my first manuscript.  No, it wasn’t complete.  I wasn’t anywhere near…

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