Rejection Playlist: Volume 1, Track 2 “Mean”

Sometimes people are just plain mean. They might mock you for something you wrote or wanted to write. They might bad mouth you behind your back. They might even ignore you. Creative types, especially artists and writers need to develop a thicker skin to deal with the mean people they may encounter along their way … Continue reading Rejection Playlist: Volume 1, Track 2 “Mean”

Bad Poetry Friday

Flowers (6/8/99) The day you brought me flowers was the day you broke my heart I used to remind you endless times of my floral fantasies Instead you ignored me I prayed for petals dreamed of daisies So plant me a garden of everlasting love and I will forever smile Author's note: This was written … Continue reading Bad Poetry Friday

Don’t let the dog eat the book

Fact: In the span of four months, my dogs ate over $200 in library books . I cannot make this up.  As  librarian, it's pretty embarrassing to have to go to work and admit that your dogs ate your library books. As a friend, it's pretty shameful. No one wants to lend me books because my … Continue reading Don’t let the dog eat the book

Mortification Monday

12-5-1993 Dear Diary, I'd give anything and everything to fall in love. If it meant to have someone hold my hand, stand up for me, make me feel special and happy, yes, I'd give anything and everything to fall in love. Face it, all my other relationships sucked. I mean I dumped John C. and … Continue reading Mortification Monday

Rejection Playlist Volume 1: Track 1 “Shake it Out”

When life hands you a bad review, breakup, terrible critique session, or rejection, sometimes all you need to do is shake it out (and dance it out). We all have bad days. If you're anything like me, a little booty shaking brings the determination, inspiration, and determination right back. So I'm building you a rejection/ … Continue reading Rejection Playlist Volume 1: Track 1 “Shake it Out”

Bad Poetry Friday

I'm kicking off the weekend with three equally bad poems from my high school journals: Remember You (date unknown, transcribed into a journal 4/11) I don't think about you (as much as I used to) only when I hear our song Has it been that long- Since we touched? Since we danced? After goodbye you … Continue reading Bad Poetry Friday

My (So-Called) Writing Life: An Early Start

As a writer, the question I get asked the most is: When did you first start writing. A: In the Womb (kidding). Not to brag, but I wrote (and illustrated) my first picture book in kindergarten. It was about my family trip to our cabin in Georgia and went along the lines of "We hiked up … Continue reading My (So-Called) Writing Life: An Early Start