An Unexpected Guest

As week one of a two-week writer’s retreat slipped into history this afternoon, I lay on the bed half naked and reflected on what I’d learned and experienced in seven days. The radiator in my cabin put off wonderfully soothing heat while constant rain pummeled the roof. I’m not a …

Writer’s Retreat

I recently found out I was accepted into a writer’s retreat! I’ll have a cabin to myself, meals provided, in the middle of the Pisgah National Forest. “Excited” doesn’t even scratch the surface. I’m not sure I can stand to wait until spring. I already started making lists and getting organized for the …

Printed Manuscript

I printed my book for the first time today. I’d printed sections of it for editing, but never the entire thing until today. I used a discount card for small businesses and had the manuscript printed and hole-punched for under $9 at Office Depot. I’m pretty sure I’d have run …

Swaying in the Storm

My camper office flooded. We’re in the midst of major thunderstorms on the heels of a terrible drought. I made it to my office around 5 p.m. between storms, stepped up into the camper, and felt the doormat squish under my feet. Not good. We’re not entirely sure what happened, …