The Close of the Open House Era

Tonight was the last Open House in my life as mom. No more open houses after twenty years of attendance~a true cause for celebration~nothing bitter about it. Only sweet sweet sweet. I wish we had a ceremony for moms whose kids reach adulthood all in one piece. Oh how I wish we could all gather…

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Ballad of the Cypress Tree

Planted side by side, 12 trees Once lined the drive, up to our home where we live- where we rest, work, play, cry.   Eighteen years they framed our periphery. Markers of majesty, preceding the front entry like medieval trumpet players would announce the crown.   Our kingdom was humble save for the long line…

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more waiting…

My manuscript has been “agented” for three months now. I used to call it “bragging rights” when I accidentally placed a non-money making song in a film or movie. So, now I have literary bragging rights (Ta Da! I have an agent!). However, even though the piece was sent out to about ten majors, there’s…

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Update

I haven’t posted any updates lately; I’ve been waiting. I did sign with an agent after the conference, so part of me has stopped in my tracks to see what that might bring. Part of me wants to go go go and continue blogging and selling my wares, but alas, I’m at a standstill.The manuscript…

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Creativity and Crisis: The Conference

October 20th 2012 Well, I went to the conference. I’ll post all that I learned (or managed to get into note form)  for any potential writers who couldn’t make it to the conference. [later, after I reflect.] But honestly, what did I learn? Amidst the seminars on the process of writing (tying your legs to…

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Introductions

Well, I suppose all good things come in threes. So they say. Trinities perhaps. I’m usually sipping wine with my partner on the patio every night, but lately there’s been so much commotion that our ritual has ceased. First thing in the string of threes: my oldest son came home from Europe this week, number…

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