I've been following my favorite author on her Facebook page, and one of the things that really impresses me (other than her amazing books and genuine care for her fans) is that she treats her writing like a business. It's not a nine to five - she gets up in the afternoon and works until … Continue reading Treating Writing as a Business
I've started using an online writing tool to up my word count: 4thewords. You can find it here if you want to take a look. Right now I'm outlining, but it forces me to sit down and work on it daily. There's a one month free trial, and after that a month's worth of their … Continue reading Writing Tools: 4TheWords
Ope, I'll see you on Monday because I blanked on posting today!
A lot of the time, when you're writing, you're writing into a void. No one sees your words but you for months and months while you draft and do the first round of revisions. It's lonely. It's hard to see what you have on your hands because you have no distance from it. Is it … Continue reading When You Write, You Write Into a Void
We made our last stop at the apple orchards today for the season. Most of the building was closed, the bakery was closed, and apples were 2 for 1. I have a lovely bit of apples to tide me over. I'll probably make apple crisp although I'm working on ways to reduce the amount of … Continue reading Last Orchard Visit of the Season
I woke up this morning to my phone chiming. I have it set to ping me if any transaction over a certain size passes through our bank accounts. I had a deposit. I had a deposit from SSA on a day that is not my deposit day. It didn't match any amounts I should have … Continue reading A Good Surprise, I Assure You
I've started slowly going through my stuff in the basement. You know how it is - you pack to move, move, and then just never get to the last few boxes. No multiply this by ten moves now, and there are QUITE a few boxes that made it into my basement and no further. I … Continue reading What Have I Got in My Boxes?
This is a long story but there are cute puppy videos at the end, I promise! My parents have been looking for a new female Alaskan Malamute to keep Joe, their Husky, company. When he came to their house, they had Mariah, who was elderly. They got along after she put him in his place … Continue reading Meet My Parents’ New Fluffer, Nova Scotia!
I had an interesting conversation with my dad the other day, and I mentioned some of the best decisions I've ever made, ones that have paid forward and paid forward and make my life better today, so here's some musings on that. Warning: It's a long one. The choices: Reading the Dave Ramsey book my … Continue reading The Best Decisions I’ve Ever Made
We've been to the Apple Orchards several times this year, usually stopping at the Fleming Orchard as we traditionally do. The owner wasn't on site this year, and it was completely empty on several of our visits. Seriously, my dad or husband, me, a bakery lady, and a cashier. No customers. I'm hoping this year … Continue reading Mrs. Anderson’s Apple Crisp