Here you'll find current musings, as well as the archives from two blogs of yesteryear: YoungMarriedMom and What I Learned While Writing a Novel. Please comment and share. We love well when we are in conversation with one another.
After weeks of working on nonfiction pieces, a picture book, and toying with an idea for a YA novel, I am diving back into a daunting/exhilarating adult novel. I am writing without editing, and thus racking up a word count that looks more impressive than I’m sure this first draft text is. I still […]
One of the themes I keep coming back to in my writing is the experience of home. What is home as a place? What does it take to be at home in yourself? Personally, I’m experiencing a mishmash of all things home right now. With my husband and two children, we’ve just moved into […]
In almost every revision of my novel, I’ve had a reader (or six) say that there was too much backstory too early on. It’s an issue I’ve noticed in other pieces within my writers’ group as well. The author wants so badly to share the history of her characters, but the audience isn’t nearly as […]