For the past several years I've really been struggling with an overwhelming depressive spell around my birthday. This year I've decided to tackle it head on. I am bound and determined to figure out why in the royal eff the week of my birthday makes … Continue reading Dip, Drive, Depression
Just as I began to compile a list of things I'd like to include in my second book... my computer crashed. MacBooks are sturdy beasts, but nothing can withstand multiple drops and getting tossed across the room by a toddler in the middle of a … Continue reading So It Goes
It's official! My book has been accepted, and now I am legitimately competing for a U.K. book deal! The requirements weren't exceptionally stringent, but I'm still excited and honored to be chosen. I'm one of 839 right now and considering how many thousands of books … Continue reading Accepted!!
Slightly on a whim, Hubs and I trekked out to the East Coast to attend our niece's high school graduation ceremony this past weekend. At first we weren't going to travel out with the rest of the family because it was quite a trek and … Continue reading East Coast Adventures
Literally hours after my post about passing on the opportunity to go to New York and pitch my book, I got an email. In said email were instructions to submit my book to a contest held by publishing houses in Europe, with the chance to … Continue reading Cheerio Than!
So... I've decided against going to New York to pitch my book. Not because I don't think I have a good chance to get picked up, or because I don't think my material is worthy of undertaking such an opportunity. I'm just a rebel who … Continue reading Always a Rebel
Five years, seven drafts, unimaginable drama, thousands of dollars in therapy, countless hours of lost sleep, two laptops, three writing programs, months of editing and it all comes down to this moment: I wrote a book. I wrote a book. I have an official authorized … Continue reading Publication
Does anyone remember those old Pace salsa commercials from the 90's? The old stereotypical cowboys sitting around a camp fire asking about picante sauce, only settling for Pace brand because it was made in San Antonio and not New York City? When the chorus of … Continue reading Picante Style!
I knew it had to happen eventually, but I wasn't ready for it yet. My daughter encountered her first bully, a boy not too much older than herself. At first it was mostly cruel teasing and she weathered it like a champ. We talked about … Continue reading Bully
Uuuuuuuuuuuugh... I love all of my children. They're all unique and wonderful in their own ways. I'm closest to Crash. I don't know exactly why since I try to give them all equal attention and one on one time. Something about the bond I have … Continue reading Boymom