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Racing towards that rejection letter #1: Sounds crazy but it is true

One of my goals for this new year is to get a rejection letter this year for a piece of long fiction either a novella or a novel. And that might sound like a totally crazy and stupid thing to do but let me explain and it might make more sense. I am a writer. … Continue reading

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Remembering that hitting the keys to write is just like hitting the trail to run

Getting started again writing always feels like running up a steep hill at the beginning of a long run. I know that once I get to the top of the hill that one of two things is going to happen. Either it is going to level out, in which case awesome and I will finally … Continue reading

Recipe: Irish Beef Stew

Originally posted on Cafe De Plume:
As I promised yesterday, here is one of my favorite recipes for Irish Beef Stew. This stew will warm you up on a cold day all the way to your bones and keep the snow and biting wind a distant memory as you curl up with your second and…

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Writing prompt #79 Snow day

Last night it dumped a bunch of snow on top of our town. Not a ridiculous amount mind you. But when you add on top the below freezing temperatures and blistering winds it added up to schools being closed. So of course our daughters were thrilled to have a day off to play in the … Continue reading

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Happy New Years! Time to hit the ground runnning

New Years is traditionally a time for beginnings. It is a time for setting out resolutions and goals and plans for the year. It is a time to look forward to make the most out of life. Most of you have either already figured out your resolutions and goals for the year. And there are … Continue reading

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