Writing Update #2

After doing battle with a muse-killing cold virus for much of February I finally got back in the writing saddle and finished the first draft of "Road to the Colony". I looked at my previous Writing Update post and realized I changed the format from what I had planned. There...

Pretty Sticky Note Organizer

Sometimes it seems that I have a hundred things to do. One of the ways I try to stay on track and not let the important stuff fall through the cracks is by using a date book. It has to be a big, notebook sized one with at least 4...

White On White Pasta

I have been sick for about three weeks with a slow moving head cold. It has been the month of the stuffy nose for me. And when you can't smell well, you can't taste much either, as I'm sure you know. As a result, I pretty much lost my appetite...

Review: Talking With My Mouth Full

Talking With My Mouth Full: My Life As A Professional Eater By Gail Simmons I remember watching the first season of Top Chef and wondering who Gail Simmons was. This book puts an end to that mystery. She may be living the dream life for many foodies, but there was...

Getting Back On Track And . . .

Q: What happens when you are stressed out and your son gets a cold? A: You end up catching the mutant spawn version of the virus that seems to have mated with a snail.   I'll be back to normal posting soon.  ::cough, sniffle, cough::  Until then . . ....

Cooper & Nemo

Winter storm Nemo hit Michigan last night. We woke up to about 8-inches of snow - enough to close schools and make travel tricky. The local weather forecasters said tonight that the storm is producing 2 to 3 times more snow at this point as it's heading east. For those...

Tell Me Something Good. Please!

My Facebook status for today is: So, I am supposed to make the proverbial lemonade when life sends me lemons. Could somebody please inform life that I am one person, not the Minute Maid corporation? I don't need a semi-truck full of lemons. I've had a rough week. One of...

Pine Lake Preview

I am almost done writing the first draft of the second volume of The Bartonville Series. Then I'm going to turn my attention to the first volume in The Pine Lake Series. It will still be set in Michigan, as will all of my women's/foodie fiction series, but I'm heading...

Writing Update #1

Last week I reached the half-way point in the first draft of Volume 2 of The Bartonville Series. Since this is my author blog I figured I would start doing progress reports. So, here it is. My first writing update. Volume 2 of The Bartonville Series will have two "loaf"...

Extroverted Me

Yesterday I dragged my inner extrovert out of its dusty box and taught a beadwork class, something I haven't done in several years. I absolutely know, without a doubt, that I can teach jewelry making classes and still I was anxious. Standing in front of a group of people and...