Pizza and a wheelchair

Many years ago I was working my way through college. who didn’t in the 90’s? I was working at a pizza place. It was late and I was trying to close things down so I could go home, I’d been there all day, yes I had opened that day.

This one night stuck with me as did the last call I took. My delivery driver had just left for the night since we were closing in five minutes, and the last thing …

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I’ve been keeping a HUGE secret….

I can finally share the huge secret that I’ve been working on for the past year. Well since May of 2016, so almost a year. You have no idea how many times I wanted to say something, but didn’t because it needed to be kept quiet for a variety of reasons, at least my involvement was kept quiet.

If you’ve dissected every social media post and comment you might have caught the faintest of glimmers. Otherwise you’ve been in the dark. Even my in-laws didn’t know until Thanksgiving, but I swore them to secrecy as well. Well the paper work …

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I’m a moth to a flame

I thought I was walking away from writing. I was heartbroken. Our cat Phillip had knocked a hard drive with all of my writing on it off my desk. I know you are supposed to have backups. So how did this happen?
I had discovered that the external I had used for years was dying, it was the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. So I grabbed my new external and moved everything to it. I didn’t have a second drive handy and figured I’ll go …

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NaNoWriMo 2016

This Nano if it wasn’t for bad luck I’d have had no luck at all until today.

Today I finally sat down and did a substantial chuck of writing. I’d been behind or just barely keeping up with my nano goals, however I blew today out of the water. I haven’t been doing much writing during the summer as a number of other projects have been taking my time and attention. Now those projects are starting to take on a life of their own, which frees up my time for writing again.

I had forgotten the joys of simply letting …

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Nano is approaching and thus I’m ending my summer off

Well to be honest, I haven’t taken the summer off from anything except my blog. I’ve popped up on twitter and been busy being an Army wife and FRG Leader. I just felt it was time to restart the blog.

Those of you who follow me regularly know I often “drop off the planet” or in reality wander away from social media. I refuse to let social media control my life.

So, what have I been doing in my “spare time?” I’ve been helping FRG raise money and hosting a number of meetings and Army-spouse related functions. Then there has …

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I took a month off…


I finished editing my manuscript. Let’s face it, I was worn out. I walked, well rolled away from my keyboard. I needed time away from the pressure of writing, and editing. I did occasionally write, but it was work on a short story or two not my manuscript. 89,000 words is a lot of typing and thinking. There was a second reason for me “dropping off the planet.” My husband who had been gone for a year was on leave. I’m back now, feeling refreshed. I’m sorry if you felt like I had neglected or abandoned you, but it …

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