I’m a Poet Who Knows I’m Not

Sometimes I feel compelled to write poetry. It’s not an artform that interests me much, and I don’t read it very often. I don’t like searching for hidden meanings in poetry. So why do I feel like I should write it? I’m not sure. Some ideas come to me in verse form and out it […]

Women in Publishing

This past week, I attended the four-day Women In Publishing virtual conference for the second year. It’s full of classes, networking, and learning about all the products and services available to writers. At the end of the fourth day, my brain was full, and my fun meter pegged. The workshops were given by editors, marketing […]

Me and Bookstores

There are places I shouldn’t go. Craft stores and quilt stores have too many temptations for me, and my eyes get bigger than my schedule. I don’t have time to do all the things I’d like to do, so my new purchases get put away. Many times, I forget what I have and never get […]

My Alone Time

I did it. Just like I said I would in last week‘s blog. I started my journal of good things that happened to me this week. I hope you got yours started as well. One of the things I’m thankful for is Me Time, also known as Alone Time. Me Time is quiet and peaceful, […]

Let’s Read!

Reading has always been part of my life. As a child, I got in trouble for reading all day long. My parents would tell me to “Go outside and get some sunshine! Run. Play!” I would begrudgingly put my book down and follow their instructions. While I don’t read as much as I did then, […]

Being Critiqued

I’ve been thinking this week about being critiqued regarding my writing, my cooking, my driving (Hubby is notorious for this), and other things. It seems I’m always getting criticized by someone. I’ve learned to expect it from certain people and reply, “Thank you for letting me know”. Other times it causes me to examine whether […]


Sometimes something you looked forward too with a lot of anticipation turns out not as expected. That pretty much describes the past two weeks. It wasn’t my best year at the West Texas Writers Academy. I took a class about writing westerns thinking it would cover how to include historic events, what was realistic in […]

Update on My Writing Projects

I know I’ve told several of you that I am working on a historical fiction about the history of the Black Hills. I inadvertently lied. I’ve started it twice but didn’t like the direction it was going either time. It seems too big for me to tell but I have it outlined and ready to […]