Finding the Elusive Balance

One of the things I hear a lot writers talk about is that balance between family life and career. In the countless interviews I’ve given through the years, the question of how I juggle the needs of my family with the demands of my writing career often comes up. Balance seems elusive. Parents can carry […]

Put in the Big Rocks First

I seem to have misplaced something. Actually two somethings. Can anyone tell me where 2014 went? To make matters worse, January 2015 disappeared, too. There were so many things I wanted to accomplish last year. Things I didn’t get to because I was distracted with too many time-wasters. While I wish I could recapture that […]

Why Do You Write?

Why DO you write? I used to say, “Because I can’t not write!” But I’ve learned over the past eighteen months that I CAN indeed survive without writing. But it’s painful. I can feel my creativity and imagination shriveling during this time. In his book 100 Things Every Writer Should Know, Scott Edelstein says to ask […]