Entries Categorized as 'my writing'

Symptoms of Recovery

November 21, 2011

Trusting our creativity is new behavior for many of us. It may feel quite threatening initially, not only to us but also to our intimates. We may feel–and look–erratic. This erraticism is a normal part of getting unstuck, pulling free from the muck that has blocked us. It is important to remember that at first […]

A Thousand Marilyns

November 2, 2011

Wow. It’s been a long time, no? I have a thousand reasons why I’ve been away for so long, each one more elaborate than the other. Let’s just say it’s been several months of change, good and bad. But I’m ready to start again, and what better way to start than with a new publication! […]


July 22, 2011

I was called to Jury duty on July 11th and made it on to a trial. I’m off from work so it really wasn‘t didn’t seem like a big deal but we’re now heading into our 3rd week, beginning deliberations. I can’t talk about the trial/case, or give details (I’ve been sworn!) but suffice it […]

Brown Bag Tuesdays

June 9, 2011

Tuesday I returned (at long last!) as co-host to San Diego Writers, Ink’s Brown Bag Drop-in Writing Group. I host it every other week but had taken a leave due to my teaching schedule last semester. The premise of BB is simple: you come in, I read a prompt from my black box of prompts, […]

Talk Talk

June 6, 2011

A Writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.     -Thomas Mann Yesterday had a great time at the Blazing Laptops Write-a-Thon to support San Diego Writers, Ink— the non-profit writing organization that I’m a part of. (you can still sponsor me! I really did write for 9 […]

Summer Trips

May 19, 2011

I have just one more day of giving final exams– next Wednesday– and then my summer begins. Summer, for me, equals: finishing current draft of novel (updates to come) reading (my book list to come) movies (what’s a summer without movies?) making stuff (did I mention I’m going to take a class on how to […]

Gold Everywhere

March 22, 2011

Here are some quick updates of this past week. Finished Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff. I loved the information about Egypt and Cleo and Mark Antony, but I was missing dialogue (the book is serious nonfiction). Still, Schiff impressed me with her knowledge and Cleo impressed me with her sheer tenacity. My office at home is […]

I was published in Entertainment Weekly!

March 10, 2011

Ok, that’s a little misleading…a couple of weeks ago I had a letter to the editor published in the print edition Entertainment Weekly, but hey, it’s a publication, right? A few people emailed me to say they had seen it. Click below to see/read it. Rob in EW My letter was regarding a fantastic review […]


December 22, 2010

I’m off for about three and a half weeks, which means writing and reading and being creative. I’m almost finished reading the book I spoke about in my previous post (The Prince, The Showgirl, and Me) and I’m eying a stack of books by my bed. Which one next? The Pure Lover by David Plante? […]

The Prince and the Showgirl

December 10, 2010

The end of my semester. How it flew by– but doesn’t it always? I taught at a new school this semester and enjoyed it immensely. There’s a full-time position opening up that i’m applying for… cross fingers for me. I can’t believe it’s my winter break (and Christmas!). Cannot wait to get to some serious […]