I want to write more

I could produce a mountain of material, and some of it might actually be good. I could, possibly, produce a book a month, but I don’t know that I could guarantee consistent quality. I could blog every day, with real and meaningful information and insight, but then I wouldn’t have time or energy for anything […]

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a new prequel and its prologue

I’ve been quiet on the blog and not as productive in real life over the past couple of months. I had an unprecedented first part of the year in terms of productivity and publishing, and then things started to slow down toward the end of August. And it’s been a slippery slope since. The good […]

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one bag to rule them all, part 2

I think I might have finally found it—the one bag to rule them all. At least, I’ve found something that mostly works for the time being, and that seems fairly miraculous right about now. Here’s the bag I’m using and am feeling positive about: eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekend Convertible Junior For the past however […]

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the shy writer raises her hand

I am a shy and somewhat anxious writer. Not all writers are alike. Some are outgoing and extraverted. Some are adrenaline junkies. Some are self-congratulatory and aloof. Some are confident and outspoken. And so on. But the stereotype of the introverted writer who is more comfortable in her own company, sequestered in a cozy office […]

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guest post: Writing Snacks, with Wendy Wagner

It’s guest post day! Wendy Wagner is one of the members of my truly amazing writers group, and she makes the best snacks for our meetings and write-ins. She’s shared her super yummy (and super easy) roasted garbanzo beans recipe below. Wendy is also one of the most generous and cheerful people I know, and […]

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owning it

I’m afraid I’m getting worse about responding to email in a timely manner. There are people who reached out to me months ago (or even longer) about dysautonomia or backpacks or writing, who still haven’t gotten a reply from me. It’s not because I’m poor at time management, though I could stand to improve. It’s […]

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how I make pickle soup

Because I find making (and enjoying) a pot of homemade soup to be one of the finest comforts around, and because a lot of people keep thinking I’m joking when I mention pickle soup, here’s my inexact recipe for pickle soup. This is technically vegetarian/vegan, but yours doesn’t have to be. Cut up two or […]

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