What Makes Us Wise

I wrote in an email earlier today: Today’s prompt is to write about a wise decision made this year. #lolololololol You know me--or you're getting to know me--I don't take a word like "wisdom" lightly. And that I ought to share something with you about a WISE DECISION THAT I MANAGED TO MAKE--I'm not going to …

On Regret

Think Kit, Day 2: Yes. I am thinking hard. My brain: *pant, pant*Starting PointToday's Think Kit blog post challenge was to "[conduct] a poll and share the results." I admit I may have entertained an inward groan when I read the prompt, because at first ponder, there was nothing I wanted to ask anyone. I …

On Inspiration

All the time--really, all the time--I am thinking about writing, and all the time lines come into my head, fully formed, that kick me and say, write me down. And I am dutiful--if I am at work, I hurry to open a blank Word document and type out what I have in my head. As …

The Nervous Space

I think the best thing about my writing group (known officially as Writing Group) is that in Writing Group, you can, just because of the nature of the gathering, talk about ANYTHING. Because when you're a writer, you just have to. You always have to be figuring things out. It's part of the unspoken job …

New Things

Yesterday, something wonderful happened: a friend and another friend and a couple of new friends and I got together at my house for a couple hours in hopes that we could turn ourselves from Semi-Random Collection of People into Writing Group. And by the end of it -- with most thanks to my really annoying …

Hello, Big World

It is fascinating that we live in a world that is for so many overwhelmingly prohibitive, yet here I am, after what's been no time at all, yammering at you from my new little niche, this blog, my slip in the dock, where I may bob sweetly and croon or tug lines and groan for …