Category Archives: Musings

The Secret to Balancing Writing and Family

We all want to know the secret, as we hear cries from the next room of “what’s for dinner?” Or take a quick break and pass the unavoidable pile of laundry that seems to be multiplying in the baskets like … Continue reading

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Creating an iMovie Book Trailer – Cursed, a Paranormal Romance

One thing I love about going to the movies are the movie trailers. I am disappointed if I am not there in time to see them. I hold my candy in anticipation for the big event of the movie – … Continue reading

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Writing on the Porch – Pantser vs. Planner

I am lucky enough to be on a two week vacation in my favorite seaside village of Chatham, MA. Unfortunately I am in the second week of the vacation – but we have had glorious weather, numerous beach trips, family … Continue reading

Posted in Musings, Writing | Leave a comment

The Ultimate Dating Intervention

Something struck me last night while I sat down to unwind and watch tv, and I couldn’t help but think I am not the only one that would feel this way:  they should have a Bachelorette for 40-somethings. I have … Continue reading

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Do You Decide Setting Based on Where You Know or Where you Want To Go?

I have a bit of wanderlust.  Always have since I was very young and would read books set in far away lands.  I would love to travel the world – but I would settle for Europe.  Partly, because that was … Continue reading

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Does a Creative Mind Have Internal Competition?

Recently, I took my family down to Cape Cod for our annual summer vacation.  The Lower Cape is a magnificent piece of New England with miles and miles of beaches that are not overrun by hotels, quaint seaside villages and … Continue reading

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Indie bookstore . . alive, well, and the beating heart of a small town

Some of us, of a certain age, can recall a time when our downtown areas were filled with mom and pop stores — less of the commercialized franchises, and more of the community.  I can remember as a small child … Continue reading

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment