It’s the last day of November, which means I’m down to the end of the novel I’ve spent the last 30 days creating on fast forward. During the course of this month I’ve gone through the highs and lows of novel writing — the weights and balances that make the process of writing so dynamic, … Continue reading Faded


“It’s the fear that you’re past your best. It’s the fear that the stuff you’ve done in the past is your best work.” ~Robbie Coltraine I guess it’s about time I had a midlife crisis. All the signs are there, after all: I’ll be 40 next month I’ve been married for 13 years The gray … Continue reading @Mid-Life

The First November

Four years ago I decided I was going to just go for it. I decided I was going to try my hand at the challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 days. I had tiptoed around it for years, doing the complicated dance of feinting like I was going to do it, and then backing … Continue reading The First November

I Appreciate You

I appreciate you because you’re not fake. When I ask you if I look fat in these jeans you will tell me, even if you break my heart. I appreciate you because you will give me my space. If I need you and you’re not around I know it’s because you were putting my needs … Continue reading I Appreciate You

There She Goes

“There she goes. There she goes again. Running through my brain… and I just can’t contain the feeling that remains.” So, there I was, driving up Route 12, heading home when I saw a pair of headlights behind me. I glanced in the rear view and vaguely recognized the make and model of the car … Continue reading There She Goes