Category Archives: poetry

Imposter syndrome

If you’re a writer, you’re intimately acquainted with imposter syndrome. If you’re not a writer, you still may have had nightmares about finding yourself in a situation where the people around you figure out you’re not as funny/smart/qualified/talented/(pick-an-adjective) as they … Continue reading

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happy 2017

I’ve been busy, notwithstanding my bad habit of neglecting my blog. During the last half of September and the first part of October, I reworked my query letter before plunging into more revisions on the ms for The Door to … Continue reading

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keeping busy while querying

Thanks to a bout of insomnia at 4 a.m., this morning I put the finishing touches on my second text for a picture book (I finished the first one, Gooseberry Pie, last week). The ms for Kaleidoscope Girl is rewrite of … Continue reading

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writing roots, part 3: reconnecting

During the ten years I worked my way through college–holding down a full-time day job while taking mostly evening and weekend classes–I took a long hiatus from poetry and the other creative writing that fed my soul. I kept telling … Continue reading

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writing roots part 1: ms. shadow

I’ve worn a lot of hats since I first began writing at age 8, when my third grade language arts teacher, Marcelyn Hellbusch Shadow, assigned me to start keeping a journal. By commission, I’ve been a storyteller, essayist, high school … Continue reading

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napowrimo #1…

…and possibly the only one, because I’m sort of seguing from one NaNo to another NaNo and skipping NaPo. I’ve been working on The Door to Yesterday in bursts throughout the winter and am almost done with the first draft. So, at … Continue reading

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