In the olden days, when I was in high school, we wrote out our assignments by hand. Pen and paper. We even ruled a red line along the edge of the page as the margin. My friend Shelly said to me one day, the difference between her and our friend Victoria, was that if Shelly's … Continue reading Editors are like nutritional supplements
I am jealous of people who can smile for a camera. It is like running. Some people run with grace and elegance. They are born for it. When I run, it is like I am plodding in the mud. Some people smile and their mouths actually turn up at the sides. How do they do … Continue reading My smile is a grimace
Now there is a book on the way (see There is a book stuck in my birth canal) apparently I am supposed to get serious about 'brand'. Being a farmer's daughter, I just want to say, branding is what we did to cows. We lit a little fire, put the brand in to heat up and … Continue reading Brands are for cows!
If writing a book is like pregnancy, then conception is the spark of ideas - exciting and new. Gestation is the long haul of writing, the all-day morning sickness, the lumpy lugging around of the protruding manuscript, and the occasional joyful kick and the happy knowledge that something is growing. When the thing is fully … Continue reading There’s book stuck in my birth canal