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.
For more than ten years, I’ve been getting the same line when I’m at the grocery store with one of my kids: “Enjoy this time; they grow up so fast.” When it was my oldest in the cart, I sometimes got angry because these seasoned, and I’m sure well-intentioned parents didn’t see the tantrum I’d […]
As important as it is for a writer to sit herself down regularly and just write, there is something to be said for a patient attitude. On the micro level, a writer needs to give her brain the time and space it needs to work out plot logistics, character motivations, and meaningful settings—especially when […]
Dear Henry, All of a sudden, it got cold here in Brooklyn. Our shorts have been packed away for a while, but now we have broken out our winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. Last time it was this cold, I was pregnant with your brother Ethan. I tried to get out every […]