The Importance of Knowing Yourself

Do you remember the vultures in Disney’s 1967 Jungle Book movie? The Beatles look-alike, sound-alike characters? I often think of their patter, “What we gonna do?” “I dunno. What you wanna do?,” when I think of the indecisiveness that can creep into motherhood. If...

When “Super Moms” Make You Feel Small

I’m waiting at a stoplight when I see one again: that oval sticker on the back of a minivan that says “26.2” (or sometimes “13.1″). Are you tired of those yet? Because I am. And not because I think those who have completed a marathon don’t deserve to boast. They do....

Create your Writing Bucket List!

What dreams do you have for your writing life? To publish a book? Become a best-selling author (with your dream book)? To change the world? Writers are dreamers. Whether we write fiction or not, we live in a world of imagination. We imagine our readers and how our...

The Importance of Finishing

As of this moment I have dozens of drafts saved on my hard drive. Drafts of articles, drafts of essays, drafts of book chapters, even the draft of a novel. Hopefully this sounds familiar. It’s the life of a writer, right? We draft and revise, draft and revise, and...

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