This pandemic is the absolute worst. At the start, I hoped to use all of the isolation to get a lot of writing done, and that hasn’t happened. That’s my news, three years after my last blog post! Hope everyone is okay.
Source: what matters?
Middle Age = Adolescence? No, of course not. Middle age does not equal adolescence. But there are some similarities, at least in my life, which I first posited in my last post. Bear with me. The Great Medical Drama of 2015 (which henceforth I will refer to as “GMD15”) first prompted this line of thinking.Continue reading “what matters?”
After a brief blog hiatus, during which I finished content editing THE FLATS, did a couple of freelance editing projects, and finished all of my spring grading, I’m back to the blog. I’m setting a new goal, too: write at least one entertaining blog post a week. It’ll be up to you to tell meContinue reading “teen angst, part 1”
Right now, I’m listening to jazz and drinking (quality, Michigan-made) beer. Don’t judge me. I feel the need to state the obvious: I haven’t written a blog post in a while. But I have a good reason: I’ve been editing. Correction: WE have been editing. My editor is a wonderful soul, with whom I shareContinue reading “beer and dilettantisme”
“Take risks and be willing to learn from those mistakes” has sort of become my catch phrase over the past couple of years. Like many catch phrases, one might wonder whether the person uttering it practices what she preaches . . . at least I would. The answer, in my case, is that I usuallyContinue reading “risks > mistakes”
About a month ago, I gave my first book reading in an oddly-lit room at an otherwise gorgeous public library. It was, I hope, the first in a series of readings from said book, a book from which I finally feel a healthy sense of distance. What I mean by that is this: there wasContinue reading “method writing”
Disclaimer: I have four talented young interns who inform my every social media move. They’ve suggested several blog posts for me, and I promise that those are forthcoming, but in the meantime, I have some rambling to do. When I was a kid—and I say this deliberately, given my tender youngish-middle age and simultaneous desire toContinue reading “#old”
Reading at WNBA/Lansing 1.26.17 That ^^ links to a video of me reading from The Flats: A Liz Boyle Mystery. Many thanks to Alex Hidalgo, a talented filmmaker, for taking this video on her regular camera, and to the Women’s National Book Association / Lansing Chapter for inviting me to read at their inauguration. The lightContinue reading “reading in poor light”
I’m doing a reading tonight for the Women’s National Book Association, Greater Lansing Chapter. Here’s the flyer. I hope to have a good report this evening!