Grieving the child you have

This sounds horrible. Why would you grieve for a child who is a living and loving an part of your life right here and now?

But it’s true. I grieve every time I realize that things I thought he would be able to do are just not attainable. It seems selfish, I know. It’s not his fault, I should be able to accept him for who he is and be happy for all he can do and all the things that he is so very good at.

Reality isn’t that easy or perfect.

How I got into writing

A couple years back, I started working on a very rough draft of a novel. I lived in a small town and knew very few people who even read much, let alone wrote. I’ve always been an outlier kind of person, so social circles in a small, rural community just didn’t work for me.

Dealing with anxiety

I bristle when I hear the stories people like to bring out. Stories about the crazy person, the angry person, the weirdo. And in our SJW day in age, the sexist, the racist, the bigot. Labels and judgement, and I assume they’re all aimed at me. That I am, in some way, that person that story is about.

I remember falling

I was twenty-three at the time. Far too young to be having a medical crisis of this sort. I had no idea what to think. I’d been sick but not very. Naturally, I didn’t expect to be told, “You need to go to see your medical professional right away. Have someone drive you. You may have had a stroke.”

National Novel Writing Month 2015

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNo, as most people know it, has begun. There’s a lot of love and hate out there on the interwebz for NaNo. Some people think its only good for wannabe writers or that it does nothing but produce a bunch of bad novels that get flung out into the every…

Parental Guilt

I was thrilled at first, called my husband and let him know that we’d get to stay in a really nice hotel and our son would be having an extra special birthday since we were throwing his party that morning.

Then the guilt set in. I felt like I was taking advantage, that maybe we didn’t deserve this.

A funny story about faces

I had the most fascinating conversation with my son the other night. He’s been struggling with storytelling and writing lately, specifically when he’s asked to illustrate stories about people. This seems out of character for him since he loves to draw, enjoys reading and used to enjoy coming up with stories. The last year or so,…

This blog is about to become active!

So, I’ve been encouraged by a friend and fellow blogger to start blogging. While I would love to blog about writing, I don’t really feel like an expert on writing. Most my blogging would be just writing up my current word count or mentioning something I’m working on, or possibly sharing about an idea that…