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. 


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Is Being Published the Ultimate Goal?

As a writer who aspires to be traditionally published, my greatest challenge is in overcoming my own doubts. Putting the words on the page is (usually) fun. Even editing is enjoyable for me. What I struggle with is knowing that what I’ve done is good enough.   There are so many markers writers can use […]

June 6, 2013

What I Learned While Writing a Novel, Writing

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Putting Advice into Practice

Yesterday I handed my latest revision to my agent. Because I got it to her two weeks later than expected, hitting “send” wasn’t as thrilling as I’d expected it to be. Still, I think I did a good job of it, and I know I am a better writer and editor because of it.   […]

April 16, 2013

What I Learned While Writing a Novel, Writing

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Another Quote for Thought

Since we’re on the topic of quotes I heard during college that are proving even more influential now (and we are, aren’t we?), it occurred to me that this prayer, attributed to Archbishop Oscar Romero, could very well serve as a parent’s mission statement. It helps, now and then, to step back and take a […]

May 11, 2012

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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