You Can’t Unbreak An Egg

There are some opportunities in life that only come along once, some things that you only get one shot at. You can't unbreak an egg. For the most part, I'm one to be philosophical about such things. My go to example is one morning many years ago when I was running incredibly late for work, … Continue reading You Can’t Unbreak An Egg

April is National Poetry Month

So, I am a poetess And I knowitess. April is National Poetry Month. Here is a link to poets.org, if you are interested, you can check that out. Rarely have I discussed my favorite poets. Some of that is because it has been very personal to me, and some of it is because if you … Continue reading April is National Poetry Month

Why I Write Fiction

Sometime last winter, I posted on a temporary page that I had going on that I was going to write this particular thing, and then I was going to write that thing, and then I was going to write this other thing. Then I looked at it and I thought, but, I don't do that, … Continue reading Why I Write Fiction

Writing Implements and Accoutrements

Ideally, the perfect notebook would be able to get out of its own way. Meaning,  that it would fold back on itself like spiral notebooks do. It would have at least one pocket, preferably on the inside cover. The paper would be of sufficient quality so as to not be completely transparent so that one … Continue reading Writing Implements and Accoutrements

An Unraveled Hem, Joan Didion

I've kept some kind of a notebook, or journal, since junior high. Thankfully, the majority of them have gone the way of the wind. I suppose that's a nice way of saying that I destroyed them at one time or another. I recall erasing every word of January 1981, when it occurred to me that … Continue reading An Unraveled Hem, Joan Didion