Tag Archives: Writing

WIP

WIP, in case you didn’t know, is an acronym for work in progress. Most often, it refers to the manuscript a writer is working on at any given time. It can be either a full manuscript in edits, a hashed-out draft, a few scrawls on a napkin or a thought percolating from a nest of […]

Confidence Game

I don’t know the first thing about chess. Well, okay. I know what pawns do, and pretty much what kings and queens do. Apart from that, a game with me would last about an eighth of a second. Still, this chess set created from sculptural table and chairs had me thinking. Oh, sure, I’d love […]

Driving Away

Photo by Enric Cruz Lu00f3pez on Pexels.com It’d been a fantasy of my son’s to own a vintage Mustang. I had one, and to be quite honest, it was terrible. A real piece of junk. Sure, it looked fabulous. A silver convertible, black leather interior, 289 V8 engine. Its signature roar announced to the world […]

The Aliens Among Us

At the edge of the Shawangunk Mountains, in a northern corner of Orange County, NY, is a quaint village known as Pine Bush, NY. It’s one of those places where you’ll find an active main street, friendly neighborhoods, horse farms, a winery or two and a very intriguing claim. Bet you didn’t know that Pine […]

To Begin Again…Again

Here I am, on a recent Saturday at a Hudson Valley gallery, posing in the sculpture garden. It was pretty darn hot, and I was positively aglow with dew. Though somewhat disoriented without a mask, me and a fellow friend attended an opening. So strange to witness a smile without imagining it through squinted eyes. […]

The Endgame

So this is me, back in 2016, just before my life took a left turn. I went to a Random House Open House, and, if you haven’t been, well, it’s something. Was so excited to be there my sister took a picture of me. Equally excited was the security guard, who was trying to stop […]

Many Happy Returns on the Day

I gained another year the other day. It wasn’t by choice; I had little say in the matter. But I did choose to make it a bit special, even if I was the only attendee at my birthday bash. I’ve been isolating because COVID is raging in these parts, and after a scare at Christmas, […]

Winter Wonder Land

It snowed here last week and I still can’t get used to the sight of it. Which is strange, because in earlier years, we’d have tons of it by now. But over the past ten years it seems that the white blanket that began to coat the hills and valleys has stopped, to be replaced […]

Gone Missing

I’ve not written much over the course of the past few months, mainly because I’ve been rushing to finish what started to be an edit but wound up being a major rewrite of my book. I’m almost there. Just a few last things and it’ll be ready to send off to my agent. But first, […]

Sense and Normalcy

My workstation as of late I’ve been writing so much lately. Ironically, it’s been all for grants and fundraising. I’m still hacking away at changes in my book, but the funny thing is my language has become entirely too formal. See, when you write a grant, you have to learn this kind of jargon that […]