Tag: procrastination

Friday Fable: The Writer and the Inspiring World

You may know the old fable, The Widow and the Hen: Once there was a widow who found a hen wandering the yard. The widow gave the hen a handful of barley and, lo, it laid an egg. The next day, the widow tossed the…

We interrupt this blog…

…to bring you PUPPIES! Well, just one puppy. But what a puppy. Sigh. I’m smitten. Puppy’s vital stats: Name: Ernest  (AKA Ernie, Ernesto, Che, and occasionally the names of my cats and children when I get confused) Age: 3 months; he’s been with us…

Balls in the air

Did you notice the new blog name? I got an email from a total stranger asking if I was still alive and I figured it was time to get back to blogging and Facebook and all that putting-myself-out-there stuff. So here I came. And…

What’s New: March Madness

If you need help keeping to a daily word count – or sticking to any other writing or reading goal – and you just can’t wait till November, think about joining March Madness. AKA an Almost-Nano Challenge. Open to writers, readers, bloggers, and illustrators who want to set some goals…

Friday Fable: The Writer who Cried Bestseller

You probably know the old fable, The Boy who cried Wolf: Once there was a shepherd who was bored out of his skull. He slept most of the day and daydreamed the rest of it. Once in a while, he counted the sheep. The boy suspected…

Friday’s Fable: The Muse and the Writer

You may know the old fable, Hercules and the Carter: A man was carelessly driving his cart along a road when the wheels sank so deeply into the mud that his oxen came to a stop. The carter slumped in his seat and called upon…

Friday’s Fable: The Would-be Writer

You might know the old slave’s tale, “The Milkmaid”: A girl was on her way to market carrying a jug of milk on her head. As she walked, she began to daydream about the money the milk would bring her. “With the money I make…

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