Tag Archives: reading

Lather, Rinse, Repeat. It’s what writers do.

So, this summer I’ve somehow managed, amidst the chaos of having five kids around, to do quite a bit of writing. It’s a Summer Vacation Miracle!* I was thinking about patterns the other day, of how I work on stuff. Like, say this summer I’ve been a writing maniac, four pages a day on average, […]

Prioritizing as a Writer (and as a Person)

I guess it finally hit that point because I woke up yesterday morning and thought, “We can’t live like this anymore.” The house was just…beyond. I guess it’s because I’ve been so focused on my WIP since my parents left (in March!) that I haven’t really looked around and seen the scary levels things had […]

Books as the Enemy

Lately I’ve had a couple of conversations with friends and acquaintances about books, but not in a good way. These women echoed themes I’ve heard over the years–that some people have an adversarial relationship with books. Last night, for instance, I was talking to a woman when I dropped off my girls at their activity. […]