Pneumonia and other disasters

My youngest has pneumonia -- they diagnosed it on Monday. My family of five had four dentist appointments and one doctor's visit scheduled this week even before that happened. We've been to the doctor every afternoon this week besides that. I still made it to a critique group on Tuesday and led a lesson on … Continue reading Pneumonia and other disasters

Critiques

Here's what I love about my critique groups: We have so many kinds of writers, so everyone has a different way of looking at stories.Everyone has a different thing they're serious about, too. One hates adverbs, one obsesses with having enough romance, another is super descriptive about what she likes and what doesn't work, one loves … Continue reading Critiques

Trying to Keep Up

I'm sure you've been wondering where I've been lately. Here's the scoop: Toward the end of 2018, just before my mother passed away, I joined a local professional writing group. I've spent the last year waiting for a spot in one of their critique groups to open up, and meantime I (and my friend E … Continue reading Trying to Keep Up

Writing Group

This week I joined another writing group through my public library. The library had advertised it as a new group, but once I got there I found out that it had actually been a group that had met for a few years in another location and been transplanted over to the library, much like my … Continue reading Writing Group

Thoughts in 140 characters

12:23 Finished putting together new bookshelf & got it set up with help from E, who came over to chat. Have convinced her to join writing group. # 17:43 Greg's shoes were mistakenly taken home by someone else at McDonald's tonight. No, we didn't take the other kids shoes home. Seemed wrong. # 20:11 MacDonald's … Continue reading Thoughts in 140 characters