We have all learned a thing or two about adapting over the last couple of years. I'm used to working from home, so when three adults were suddenly working from home, I felt the need to carve out, as Virginia Woolf described it, "a place of one's own." As promised, here is the vlog covering… Continue reading The Word Crone Cottage
Have you ever known a writer who seems to have been blessed with a 36 hour day based on their productivity? Do you wonder how they do it? Is it magic? Do they possess something us mere mortals lack? How about the writer who, despite having a pretty flexible schedule, cannot seem to produce any… Continue reading Time Management for Writers
Yep, it’s that time when every other blogger posts their “how to” on goal setting, starting a calendar for the new year, journaling, etc. I’m no different. My particular take on it though is to create a calendar filled with intentions, goals, rewards, and magic. So without further delay, let’s manifest together! Set down your… Continue reading The Magic of a Calendar Filled with Intention
I’m jingle-jangling, and cookie baking, and gift wrapping! Woot! I love this season! And yes, I always bite off more than I can chew, but I also accomplish more than I plan. It all comes down to getting organized, having a curated to-do list, and blocking off the hours in which I have to do… Continue reading Clearing the Dust Bunnies
I didn’t post on Friday. Why? Because I was having a crisis of purpose. Then it hit me, I don’t need to compromise, do I? You see, my goal, since elementary school, was to be an illustrator. My best friend, Paige, was committed to becoming a writer, and because we did everything together in first… Continue reading Illustrated Mysteries?
This story falls under the “truth is stranger than fiction category.” It is a re-write of a short non-fiction story I recounted about a decade ago. It seems worth repeating. Some years ago, we found ourselves grappling with the dilemma of how to handle care for older parents. The solution in our case, was to… Continue reading St. Joseph and Caring for the Aged
It’s a feeling, an impression, the hair rising on the back of your neck, an irritation of the bowel… That nagging sense that something is amiss. Thus is the feeling I have for this, my most recent manuscript. Yes, I was ready to hit that plunger like a nervous contestant on Jeopardy, but I hesitated.… Continue reading The Universe has Spoken (da da dum…)
Writing is a crazy solitary endeavor. Hours, days, months, sitting “alone” in the Word Crone Cottage. Okay, I’m not alone. I have some accountability partners who check in every morning to give me a reason for hitting the keyboard by 9 am. (Okay, I’ve been rolling in around 9:30.) Even after we check in with… Continue reading Reconnecting with Community
Toot doo da doot! It's time to reveal a cover (and a title) for my latest novel... Hopefully, I will have a pre-order date set by next Friday. In the meantime, stay tuned for a barrage of promotional bits and bobs, of which this is but the first. In the meantime, if you're interested in… Continue reading The Cover Reveal!
Forgive the absence of a more lengthy post just now. The book I thought would be complete in June, then certainly by the end of August, then hopefully, by the first of October, is looking more like an early November release. Good news is, I think it'll be worth the wait! I'm just off to… Continue reading It’s Crunch Time!