It was quiet yesterday. No demanding calls from my mother. No inquiries from my youngest on how to construct an email that “doesn’t sound angry” but gets the point across. It was heaven. I managed to get in the zone and collaborate with my hosts of characters living within my mind. It is imperative that… Continue reading Confusion

Word Count

Yesterday, I had a plan. The plan revolved around upping my word count as I am several thousand from my goal. My self-imposed deadline for getting the completed manuscript sent to the interested literary agents is July. The road to success is paved with good intentions. Too bad yesterday presented a crap ton of pot… Continue reading Word Count

The Buzz

Can we agree that many times social media can actually be positive? I mean, take away the opinion pieces like politics or the unicorn posts where everything in Stacey’s life – spouse/kids/pets are so “amazing”, it can be a pretty nice platform. Oh, wait, I forgot the copy/paste crap where your mother will die if… Continue reading The Buzz


I feel like I plan well. However, I am finding that I am completely clueless on some things. For example, this writing workshop that I am attending tomorrow. You know, the one where I am pitching my book to two literary agents. The one where I might vomit on them prior to sharing the contents… Continue reading Unprepared


I like to think of myself as an effective communicator. Clearly I am delusional. Last night, Brian and Bailey went to see a movie. It was after dinner, so I told Brian that Bailey could have dessert there. Now, Bailey thinks that dessert covers anything that the concession stand sells. Pizza? Popcorn? Nachos? Yes, all… Continue reading Clearly


Yesterday was full of unexpected situations. The only steady point was when I took Bailey to see these amazing giants, that were constructed by a famous artist, currently in residence at a nearby forest. After that, you could say that the day morphed into an episode of The Twilight Zone. First, there was the call… Continue reading Change