May 16 It took all week, but the play set is built. It’s still missing a few small accessories, but it has swings and slides and a climbing wall and they’re all secure, so I say it’s good to go. Amelia agrees. With every new part we added, she had a new level of elation. …
May 9 Chris called Costco earlier in the week to ask when they would be getting more play sets, because play sets are like gold bars now. There’s only so many, and it’s hard to get your hands on one. The person said to check back on Monday, but Chris didn’t trust them for some …
May 3 My house is a mess. I know a lot of people are using this time to clean their houses from top to bottom, organize, declutter. I did some of that in February, and I was amazed at how fast my house became a mess again. It all seems a little futile to put …
I spend a lot of time writing books and submitting essays for publication. That can be draining on my writing psyche. So this blog is where I can play around, have fun, and enjoy writing without pressure. I post every Wednesday, usually based on a writing prompt, but I reserve the right to post a fleshed-out blog or post any other day of the week, because it’s my blog, so I do what I want. Enjoy!
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.– Ernest Hemingway
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One of the most terrifying aspects of publishing stories and books is the realization that they are going to be read, and read by strangers. I had never fully realized this before, although I had of course in my imagination dwelt lovingly upon the thought of the millions and millions of people who were going to be uplifted and enriched and delighted by the stories I wrote.– Shirley Jackson
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