Beware the Ides, & Doldrums, of NaNoWriMo

We’re in the third week, chickadees, and if you are participating in NaNoWriMo along with me, you may be tearing your hair out in desperation, or calmly sipping tea at 43,000 words. Tell us on the community page! I know there are a million and one excuses to...

Enough about Balance–Let’s Talk Soup

I reflect a lot on how my life is going, mainly so I can be sure to give course corrections when needed. And often in the media today, I see a person’s journey framed as a balancing act. I have even written about it in such terms myself. But today I wanted to...

Ideal Workspaces

Yes, that is workspaces plural. Because the ideal is different for everyone, and different workspaces can work for the same someone at different times. The study that started me dreaming about writing But first, why talk about workspace? Isn’t that horribly...

Moss = Spring?

  **Breaking News* Don’t forget if you’re in Portland, my first launch party is this Sun, Feb 15, 2-4 PM at Periscope Books in Forest Grove, OR. I’ll be joined by writers Jenn Crowell, Sue Parman, and Lorri Nandrea. Hope to see you there! I...