Where has Wine Country Mom been?

It's been an abnormally busy couple of months lately. You may have noticed by my lack of writing lately, or you may not have. But this blog has been a bit neglected as of late. I have even pulled back on my weekly newspaper articles from this blog, taking a full two months off. But... Continue Reading →

Finishing the novel

You’d think there would be fireworks when you type the two very last words to the novel you’ve been working on every day, the one you’ve lost sleep over as you wake up at 4:30am - even on days you accidentally went to bed after midnight. It’s almost expected that the ceiling to the dining... Continue Reading →

Haunted by a good thing

Have you ever been on the cusp of some very great things, experiencing life exactly as you've always wanted to, only to have it also raise in you an unfounded fear that any wrong step will kill you before you reap the rewards? I have a secret fear of dying right now. This all started... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo 2012

It's my favorite time of year - that time when I wake up earlier than anyone should have to naturally, pull out  my laptop, and write furiously on a daily basis, repeating the process until I have achieved enough words to make up the amount in a small novel - 50,000 words. November is National... Continue Reading →

How do I write?

Thanks to the folks at NaNoWriMo (It's next month, are you ready?), I read this really great article where writers answered questions about their writing styles.  I don't know about you, but this is something I wonder about all the time. Writing can be such a lonely way of living, the tendency to lock ourselves... Continue Reading →

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