My own noisy and fragmented writing life has me idolizing that quaint, hermit-like picture of writers. When I read novels, I imagine the men and women who wrote them. They are of varying age and are clad in thick, wool sweaters. They are always thin, wasting away as they drink mug after mug of tea, … Continue reading Writing weather.
Rhys Tip #5,639: Share a book with a friend to pass the time while waiting for the bus.
I am not a morning person. I am not a night person, either. I'd happily sleep from 11:00pm to 8:00am every single day. But I have children and ambitious dreams, so I rise early. Very early. This morning, I was up at 4:30, long before the birds and the children. Long before the sun. I … Continue reading Morning skies.
I have subjected myself to an unnecessary amount of stress lately. I have over-scheduled myself, I have taken on too many commitments, I have been laid off, I have been through job interview after job interview, I don't know what I want to be when I grow up. No, that's not true. I know what … Continue reading Instagram.
Go look at this site: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/the-book-surgeon-15-pieces It. Is. Awesome. And now you know what to get me for Christmas. Trust me, you'll probably need the next eleven months to save up the dough you're going to need to get me The Loveliest Gift Ever.
...let's at least look at something beautiful, shall we? Piran, Slovenia Nothing says "romanticized writer's life" more obnoxiously than a bunch of lovely photos of places in Europe, places that I not only visited, but visited with a bunch of other writers and then wrote about. But, hey, I'm comfortable with … Continue reading Because I can’t seem to find a few spare moments in which to write something…
(As one is wont to do when one begins working at 5am.) One: Summer will come, and with it, green and life and sunshine and warmth. Two: I work from home, every single moment of every single day. Three: I am married to The Greatest Man Alive. Four: I currently have six kids. Three of … Continue reading “I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”