As Good As It Gets

I may need an intervention. Or a firm slap on the face. Warning: This post is full of whine. See, I’ve been a bit down lately. My best friend moved away on Friday. No more marathon lunches. No more hours spent at her kitchen table or on my couch with our laptops while the kids […]

15 Habits of Great Writers: Day 10 – Share AND Loads of Links!

Ugh. It’s so easy to get off point, isn’t it? I’ve been doing so well, blogging AND working on the BIG Project every day. Then, yesterday: nada. (Though I can’t really feel too bad, as I was spending some precious time with my soon-to-be-moving-out-of-state best friend). Anyway, time to focus again. Day 10’s habit is […]


15 Habits of Great Writers: Day 9 – Connect

Day 9 in the Great Writers Series is all about connecting with people – making friends, finding fans and earning patrons. These are three different categories of people that we as writers should connect with. And the challenge for Day 9 was to reach out to one of each. Making friends is supposed to be […]


I know I’ve said before that I’m not the best friend in the world.  It’s just that I’m not good at keeping in touch. I think social sites like Facebook and Twitter (and now perhaps Google+) have made me a better friend (which, I’ll admit, I know is sad) simply because I keep up better now. […]

My LRTweetup Story’s Just Beginning

Author’s note, particularly for my non-tweeting readers:  The Little Rock Twitter Community, (a.k.a. @LRTweetup) (a.k.a. people who somehow get away with tweeting from work all day and then regularly get together in the same room to tweet their conversations) is celebrating its first birthday in May with the #LRTweeties (think: Oscars but with birds and […]

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Some old friends and I have been planning I think since the season began to go see the Travelers play but the plans always seemed to fall through, until last night. So yesterday morning, Bryan and I were talking to the kids about going to the baseball game. The Girl and Boy Genius have been […]

LOST and Found and Friends

Sorry, karma, you were wrongly accused. The true culprit has been identified and his name is Bryan. I found my keys — the set I use, not the spare — in the pocket of one of Bryan’s coats, hanging in the hall closet. Now, I may wear his sweatshirts, and his T-shirts, and even sometimes […]