Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

I Wish I Could Type

I’ve been thinking about high school recently. Probably because I received an email that my (muttermutter-revealing age here)-th high school reunion is coming up this summer. I don’t have too many regrets from those years (not that I want to … Continue reading

Good News Today!

Just a quick post to tell the world that my manuscript, Raymond Mahaney, Soccer Failure, has been selected as a finalist in the Writer’s League of Texas Manuscript Competition! Of course, I won’t find out if I won until the … Continue reading

How Married Writers Get That “First Kiss” Feeling

Do you remember that feeling you get when you’re just about to kiss a new girl/boyfriend for the very first time? Or that feeling you get when you’re going up the first steep hill on a roller coaster and you … Continue reading

In Love with Terry Fator

Oh. My. Goodness. Did I have fun in Vegas? Yes. Did I win? No. (You have to play to win, I believe!) Did I fall in love? Oh, yes. I fell completely in love with Terry Fator. As in, Simon-Cowell-listening-to-Susan-Boyle … Continue reading

What Happens in Las Vegas…

When I was a little girl, whenever anyone mentioned the words “Las Vegas” around my grandma, she would practically spit out the words, “Trashy town! Trashy people!” I asked her when she had been to Vegas. She acted like I … Continue reading

Idea Factory Time Again

I read a book on creativity a while back, a borrowed one, unfortunately, or I would be able to remember who said that an artist/writer needed to “go for a long walk, and every day, and alone.” For me, that’s … Continue reading

My Favorite Lines… This Week!

Happy Monday! You know there’s nothing like a really long really meandering sermon to get the creative neurons firing! I had an idea yesterday — yes, during the sermon –for another PB. I wrote the first draft this morning. I … Continue reading

Stuttering to Myself

What a marvelous, strange day! I had the great opportunity to hear Jeannette Walls, the author of The Glass Castle (now moved to number one on my nightstand list, right after I finish Elizabeth Bunce’s A Curse Dark As Gold) … Continue reading

Ups and Downs

First off, let’s get this straight: I love writing. I am happier now than I have ever been in my life (well, maybe except for that first year or two of teaching music at Memorial Primary in New Braunfels. I … Continue reading

My Daily Walk to the Idea Factory

Argh! I have so many ideas I can’t get them all into document format fast enough. For some reason, the picture books (PBs) have taken over my brain. I finished a church-themed one — don’t judge until you see it! … Continue reading