Making the Most of Writing Time One of the most common questions I get when I tweet or talk to writer friends about what I’m working on is, without fail, How do you write so fast? Laying aside the answers I usually give, which are, in order of frequency and truth: Because I am deeply […]

Parenting, Writing

September 26, 2021

Drafting With A Purpose

I often tweet about how often I put aside projects to chase something newer, more exciting, fresher— the potential in those fleeting moments outshining the twenty thousand words of stale investment. It’s always ten to twenty thousand words in before I realize the story needs more time to percolate. To shape up. Abandoned, they stay […]

Parenting, Random Thoughts, Writing

July 23, 2020

Starting Over (Again)

Do you participate in any fun Twitter hashtag parties? I’ve tried a couple, because I am not shy and I need some sort of social contact with human adults after being home with small children all day. Y’all get me? Small humans are a lot. (And yes, I adore them, and YES, I know I […]

Parenting, Random Thoughts, Writing

February 19, 2019

Midweek Mom Break

It’s a fact of life all writers have to deal with: making time to actually sit down and bang out words can be one of the hardest parts of working creatively. As a mom of three (5, 2, and 9 months) the above picture is often what this looks like for me. That’s right; I […]

Parenting, Random Thoughts, Writing

January 22, 2019

Writing Like a Headless Chicken


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