Captain’s Log, Day 15 (Lessons on NaNoWriMo from an Amateur)

Here we are on November 16–a little over halfway through November mind you–and I’m writing a sort of recap of NaNoWriMo. To some of you readers out there, a recap might sound odd. Why in the world is she writing a recap when the month is only half done? That’s because I’m done with NaNoWriMo. … Read More

She Knows

He calls her more often now, asking to come for a visit. To stay for a few days and then go home. For years, she’s been trying to get him–them, really–to visit for a weekend. To see their granddaughter and spend time with the girl before she’s grown, or they’re gone. “Time flies,” she says … Read More

The One in Which I Write a Letter to Kristen Bell

Dear Ms. Bell, You might be wondering why an almost 42-year-old woman is writing to you. Since I’m also from Michigan (lived in Troy, Bloomfield Township, Jackson, and Ann Arbor before moving to Dayton, Ohio in 2003), perhaps you’ll indulge me and keep reading. (In fact, had I not moved from Bloomfield, I might have … Read More