The Blanket

I’ve been thinking about Christmas’ past. There were so many wonderful ones. There were also some bad ones sprinkled along the way. This year has been a joy for me because I was able to do at least a little something for everyone. I got the boys all nice digital frames so I can share […]

In Memory of Zach Recht–Dhaymon

I wasn’t really sure about allowing Will to play online computer games because you hear so many stories about kids getting mixed up with the wrong people online. However, he really wanted to play Everquest, so I agreed on condition I would play also to see what kind of game he was involved in. Needless […]

iChapters

A friend of mine sent me Roseanne Cash’s latest CD, The List. I’ve probably listened to it two hundred times now. I’m growing a little weary of the first song, but every other song still grabs me. They’re all remakes of old songs and from a wide variety of artists so the styles are not […]

Veteran’s Day

Today is Veteran’s Day. Many of us have family members in the service. We are sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers of soldiers. Regardless of how we feel about this war, or any war, we cannot disregard the sacrifices they have made. Today’s army is all volunteer. They make a choice to […]

Birthday Party!

I’ve put off writing this post, not because I am ungrateful, but because every time I think about it, I cry. Plus, I keep hearing you shouldn’t get personal on blogs that publishing professionals might read. Well, to those of you who know me, you know I delve into my personal life from time-to-time and […]

Saturday at Denver RMFW

Here is the Saturday schedule. SATURDAY8:30 — 9:20 Novel Writing 101 Editor Panel Designing a Fictional Town Since I didn’t go to the second half of query letter, I decided to go to this one. Carol Berg was on the panel and I admire her writing. I would offer up a detailed report of this, […]

RMFW Friday Night Lights–Coors Preferably

Friday night at RMFW was another good night. I, in all my splendor, didn’t even bother to put on make up that day and my curls were woefully lacking. I’m telling y’all, cupcakes are the secret to a successful conference. Now, granted we had a large group of Gnomies. Julie B was busy putting bling […]

RMFW Friday Night Lights–Coors Preferably

Friday night at RMFW was another good night. I, in all my splendor, didn’t even bother to put on make up that day and my curls were woefully lacking. I’m telling y’all, cupcakes are the secret to a successful conference. Now, granted we had a large group of Gnomies. Julie B was busy putting bling […]

RMFW Critique Groups

Critiquing. If we’re writers, it goes with the territory. Beth Shope has a very good description on Books and Writers. One of her links to critiquing advice.Her second link to critiquing. Her third link to a Nathan Bransford blog post. I strongly suggest everyone go read Beth’s post on Books and Writers. It’s excellent. She […]

It’s Will’s Birthday

Will holding his niece Samantha at a day old. Will feeding Logan at 7 weeks. His four-day leave before deploying was the first time he got to see him. Brandon and Will bantering about something. I wish I had the scanner working. I would love to post some pictures of Will when he was younger. […]