Welcome to 50: Why Getting Older Sucks

Doctors refer to you as a “woman of a certain age.” Then they schedule every bleeping test available. Do I look like I have that much time to sit in doctors’ offices? I’m not old enough to retire. You receive a birthday card from AARP confirming that you are now eligible to join. Really? AreContinue reading “Welcome to 50: Why Getting Older Sucks”

Open Submission Calls

I finished a big rewrite recently and don’t know what to start next. I have ideas, lots of ideas  for books, but the thought of penning another 50,000-word disaster leaves me running to Facebook for a distraction. Instead, I compiled some short story and novella open calls. I’m thinking it is easier to tackle 10,000Continue reading “Open Submission Calls”

Yale Writers’ Conference

I must admit it was a little odd and a lot exhausting to arrive home from one writers’ conference to attend another. Serendipity smiled and allowed me to attend both Rutgers Writing Conference and Yale, which ran from June 9-12. While structured differently, some of the same topics such as point of view and the sameContinue reading “Yale Writers’ Conference”

Rutgers Writers’ Conference

I’ve found my people.  My Tribe. Attending the Rutgers Writers’ conference on June 2-3, 2018 left me inspired and ambition. While I’m sure these attributes will wane with a few days slogging through the last of my curriculum at school or as I amass rejections letter, I’ll bask in the moment and provide you with someContinue reading “Rutgers Writers’ Conference”