Ready, Set, Write

I’m celebrating at the Grantham house. Why? Because my kiddos went back to school yesterday, and I’ve been writing like a machine. Yesterday, I worked on four different novels/short stories. For those of you not familiar with my writing, I write mostly young adult fantasy, similar to Meg Cabot or…

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Tamara Dares to Sleep

Sleep has been a hot commodity these days. The baby is usually really good at sleeping through the night, but as of late, he’s been waking up a couple times, and naps are getting shorter. The result? I’m tired. I hate being tired. I get grumpy. I think nasty thoughts…

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On Being a Mother

I recently read a post (sorry, can’t remember where) about a mother of five children. She was bothered by comments others made about her lifestyle. Comments like, “Wow, you’ve got your hands full.” “How do you do it?” Her response was that she chose to have five children, she wouldn’t…

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Sad Cat Diary

I was in tears after watching this. Anyone who has cats will understand! So hilarious. I write this as my own cat, Chester, stalks my keyboard. I gave him my empty yogurt cup to appease him. He now has yogurt on his nose. Perhaps he can add it to the…

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Making Time to Write

I called this post Making time to write, not Finding time to write, because I don’t believe in finding time. It can’t be found. If you’re not a writer, insert you’re own hobby into the sentence. Making is different than finding. When you make something, you actively put thought into…

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Snippet

I’m an unpublished author–a writer. I’m determined not to call myself an author until someone actually pays me to write. Yesterday I signed my first writing contract. In February, assuming all goes well, my first novella will come out! So, my friends, in February, will I become an author? I…

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