A Knotty Problem

 Yesterday Dominica felt faint, and Molly, my main character, steered her to a bench on the courthouse lawn and then dithered over what to do. She couldn't leave Dominica, but she thought asking a passerby (of which there were none at the time) for help sounded lame. Today, talking about treatments for migraines, one of my … Continue reading A Knotty Problem

She Likes Me, She Really… Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

I'm sharing a hotel room with my cousin MV following this afternoon's bridal shower for our great-niece and this evening's dinner with great-niece's grandfather. (Don't waste time on the relationships. Only the cousinship applies here.) MV crawled into bed early, turned on the TV, and channel surfed, but could find nothing interesting. "I need someone to … Continue reading She Likes Me, She Really… Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

#ROW80 & Symboling

"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?" ~ Robert Browning, Andrea del Sarto My reach last week exceeded my grasp. I followed Tuesday's stellar 1000 Molly words (or 921, depending on who's counting) with 0 Molly words for the rest of the week. But I was so pleased … Continue reading #ROW80 & Symboling

Retread: Why I go to critique group

I said to my critique partner this morning, The whole project is stinky it stinks it's just nothing no hope. She read chapter 13 and said, But it's so good so funny Molly is so funny it's not stinky. I said, Yes, the first part of chapter 13 and the last part of chapter 13 … Continue reading Retread: Why I go to critique group

An Ever-widening Wilderness

Okay. Enough of this sweetness-and-light, writing-is-my-life, revising-is-a-glorious-process, retreats-are-so-inspiring, the-daily-miracle-will-come baloney. Writing stinks. Last night, no matter how hard I tried to make the technician at the other end of the line understand that the problem was caused by a short in the ground wire on the keyboard, and was surely related to the March 30 … Continue reading An Ever-widening Wilderness