Tag: God

The Intolerable Case of the In-betweens

I’ve got a bad case of the in-betweens. I am: in-between draft 2 and draft 3 of the sequel. (Or sequel 2.5 as I like to call it). in-between the miracle of signing a publishing contract and the workload that follows. in-between aspiring and achieving. And I’m restless. I crave that unrelenting drive to write that typically fuels me. I…

On Writing a Sequel

Writing a sequel should be easy, right? I mean, I already know my characters and what’s at stake for them. Jonathan and Ian are like sons to me by now, and I know the logical next step for them to take. This should be a piece of cake, right? WRONG. For the past two months I’ve been locked in a…

To Everything There Is A Season

To everything – turn, turn, turn There is a season – turn, turn, turn And a time for every purpose under heaven Okay, The Byrds are awesome. One of my favorite groups. I hear their music and my feet just start moving. Before you know it, I’m doing a full-blown Mama Cass impersonation, my husband is snort-laughing, and my dachshunds…

Mom & Dad, it’s okay to admit it.

You’re hurting too. This was the picture (or something that looked quite like this picture) that you imagined the day you first held your child. You had so many images in your mind: your child’s first steps, the first day at school, the first crush and date, prom, falling in love, getting engaged and the best dream of all: dancing…

How do you take your coffee?

“Would you like sugar or cream?” I ask as I pour coffee into a mug. Just cream, please.” You sit down at my kitchen table while my puppies, Bella and Sebastian, jump up on your leg, shamelessly begging to be petted. It’s a banner day at my home. Company has arrived. I hand you the cup of coffee and sit…