Random thoughts, in no particular order: #1: Book 6 went out to my beta readers last week, which means it's well on track to be revised and released by (hopefully) May 2017! #2: I'm going on a plane Wednesday morning for the first time since 2003, when I had a genuine panic attack upon take-off. … Continue reading On book 6, planes, and the best friends you don’t remember at the airport
Since last summer, I’ve felt I’ve been dying a slow death. We’re in the long process of moving cross country in June, but not until some major events in our family occur: a granddaughter born, a daughter off to college and back again, a son marrying, another son returning home. I find myself looking at … Continue reading The chapter may be ending, but the book keeps going
The past few weeks of holidays and visiting family and minor emergencies of illness and injuries and broken-down cars and blizzards has meant that I’ve been much less connected from the world than usual. Without time to edit Book 6 (which I’m actively doing again right now, never fear) I wasn’t on my laptop nearly … Continue reading Disconnectedness was marvelous! Now, how do I keep it up?
Parents, I have a question: when do you show mercy and rescue a child, or when do you let them suffer with an unforgettable lesson? How do you teach responsibility without potentially damaging your child? That’s a quandary that plagues me nearly every day. I give you Exhibit A, my youngest daughter, age 9. Yesterday … Continue reading How do you teach your kids—and yourself—responsibility? My successes and failures, resulting in house-elfness.