It’s been a busy couple of months! I finally passed my manuscript on to a few friends and their feedback is streaming in. I swear these friends could be diplomats. Their criticism finesse and ideas for improvement have me on the edge of my seat salivating for more, eager to get back to editing. Maybe I’m just excited to receive feedback and bounce ideas [...]
It’s early Saturday morning, the kids are asleep, and I’m typing away at the table.
I’m writing a scene in my memoir where Brian and I return by boat to our off-the-grid resort after two open water dives that’ll go toward our diver certification and we find the private bay full of yachts and the beach swarming with people. We had given all of our staff, [...]
I’ve been quiet here lately.
I took a break from blogging to focus on writing Immersed, the book.
Then I got stuck and wasn’t sure how to fix it.
So I read and researched.
I dissected the chapters of Blood, Bones and Butter to see how another writer wrote her memoir.
I read parts of Don’t [...]
When I saw the blue five-gallon water jugs that Walk 1st International provides for their Walk for Water campaign, I was taken instantly back to the time my husband and I regularly transported water by very similar, blue, forty pound water jugs.
We were living at and operating a little off-the-grid beachfront resort [...]
Perhaps it was a bit ambitious, or dumb, to declare I’ll publish my book the same year my husband opens a second restaurant. But then again, maybe publishing a book is like having a baby. There’s never a perfect time to do it.
I figured out several weeks ago, that if I wanted to avoid freaking out in Fall [...]
1. Feeling great pleasure ordering a beer at a cafe in France when I wasn’t of legal drinking age, only to later learn my “biere sans alcool” was non-alcoholic.
2. Attempting not to be trampled in a throng of shoppers in a Beijing department store on a Sunday.
3. Waking up in a tent in the middle of the [...]
Often, when I talk about my and Brian’s experience operating the resort, I say it was an emotional rollercoaster. And I say it with a twinge of affection.
So when the fair came to town last month and I found myself sort of dreading it, I started to wonder, did I really have a fondness for emotional rollercoasters but not [...]
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