Work in Progress

Hey all! A few words of encouragement, followed by a few updates. Being a parent is many things, but if I had to choose just one word to describe it, it would be this: humbling. In my pre-baby days, I was that single gal who couldn’t really relate to the struggles of other parents. I didn’t understand the unrelenting pressure of …

A Message for Young People

A Message for Young People in Uncertain Times This isn’t the article I intended to post. My original article was going to be informative and lay out ways to stay engaged with our communities and political bodies, and how to research and dissect information, along with other useful steps. But then I listened to the news. Multiple stations, multiple views, …

The Top Twenty Reasons Why I Chose Teen Lit

While reading a writing blog and doing some general middle of the night contemplation one of the suggestions struck me as interesting. The suggestion simply stated that, as a writer, I should “give of myself.” I figured it couldn’t hurt. At worst, I’ll bore you, at best I’ll inspire and encourage you. So I’m going to share a bit of myself. Hopefully, …

Looking Back to Move Forward

I’ve been writing for a long time. Elementary school introduced me to the fun of words, and I’ve been putting them together ever since. Nothing award winning, but the mind of a ten year old is very imaginative. Sometimes, when I come across something I’ve done in the past, I look back at who I was, what I thought, what …

Words Words Words

I was looking over an old poem I wrote some years back, Useless Words, and I remembered what I felt when I wrote it. I’m a writer. I love words. And I remember words spoken to me, good, bad, random, whatever. And long after I’ve forgotten the actual words spoken, I remember the sting. Or the exhilaration. That’s because words …