This week I’m having the pleasure of working in San Francisco. It’s full of small bookstores and great Victorian houses, both which add to the city’s distinctiveness.
Tears are running down my cheeks. The oncologist is saying I need an ultrasound with a biopsy. If they can’t find the lump with that procedure, they’ll do another MRI. I’ve had four tests since March, and now I’ve got more to do. Plus wait again for the results. I write about strong women, and […]
I’m scared. I’m having a MRI done today, and they’re checking for breast cancer. In the past month, many women have told me their own journey with cancer. They don’t mention fear, but I know they were afraid. Still, they faced what they needed to face. “Everyday courage” is what I call it. You won’t […]
For the next two weeks I’m in New York researching Ancient Egypt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum. I’ve got many other museums on my list, like the Tenement Museum on Orchard Street, which will give me insight into how people lived in cramped quarters. I’ll try to take in a couple […]
This week I’m in Tampa, Florida, working with an editor to improve my skills as a novel writer. It’s a big thing. I’m flying across the country and spending hours with her. But this is how important writing is to me. It’s worth it.
I’m taking a week off, visiting San Francisco’s finest bookstores. It’s the best time to visit bookstores, because they each have a table full of books about historical women to honor Women’s History Month. See you next week!
I’m excited! Today I’m flying to Southern California to attend the writing workshop: “The Emotional Craft of Fiction.” For the next three days, I’ll be learning how to become more skillful in bringing emotion to the page. Emotional impact is a huge reason why readers read novels. It’s also why I write novels. This workshop’s going […]
Here’s to enjoying the company of good friends and family. I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!