Still Speechless

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It is April 27, 2012. On April 27, 2011, this happened. I watched this exact broadcast from my living room, hoping I’d survive the night. (Things get really crazy around the five minute mark.) On this map, the star represents our house. The lines represent tornado paths. James Spann, meteorologist: “This will be a day […]

And Then Someone Tells You To Call Your Doctor

Posted 20 CommentsPosted in Breakdowns & Panic Attacks, Serious Stuff

So, y’all remember how I said I was starting counseling? Well, it happened–but not until yesterday. Turns out it’s hard to coordinate schedules between one working mom and another working mom who also volunteers as a church counselor two days per week. Anyway, the lovely Counselor J. and I met for lunch yesterday. She asked […]

Saying Goodbye To THE CLEARING

Posted 23 CommentsPosted in Announcements, Epiphanies, My Journey, Serious Stuff, The Clearing

On February 18, 2011, after multiple rounds of revisions and editor submissions, I self-published my first novel, THE CLEARING. And on February 18, 2012, I will pull it from publication. I never set out to be a self-published author. In fact, when I put THE CLEARING up for sale, I only expected close friends and […]

Breaking Up With Goodreads

Posted 34 CommentsPosted in Serious Stuff, Thoughts On Writing, Writers Unite

Well, I did it. I deleted my Goodreads account. You may have seen me considering it on Twitter, when I asked if anyone else had thought about saying “Goodbye” to Goodreads. I was surprised at the number of people who responded with a hearty YES! Seems I’m not the only one with Goodreads-related issues. There […]