New firsts

New firsts

Since I have two small children, I find myself documenting their firsts a lot. First steps, first words, first haircut. After those initial milestones, there are different firsts to look forward to. First day of school. First night away from home. First (gasp!) date....
United by coffee

United by coffee

I don’t drink coffee. I’ve never been able to tolerate the jitters even a mild jolt of caffeine gives me, but I love the smell of coffee and the rituals associated with it. That’s probably why most of characters are dependent on the stuff. My desire...
10 reasons I love NaNoWriMo

10 reasons I love NaNoWriMo

I’ve been singing the praises of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) since the first year I attempted it (2008!). If you’ve never heard of NaNoWriMo, go to their website and check it out (then join, add me as a buddy and write a 50,000 word novel in a...
Happy Valentine

Happy Valentine

I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day, since in addition to being an officially sanctioned reason to eat chocolate and tell people you love them, it’s my half birthday. I’m a big fan of holidays and birthdays in general. Why not take a moment out...
Happy February

Happy February

February is a short but busy month. I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day because it also happens to be my half birthday. This year it falls on a Friday. Do you have plans with your honey? Speaking of honey, I’m obsessed with canning lately since...