I don’t write to be famous, I don’t write to be known, I write because I am and I want to be read. How sad to fill a room with paintings no one sees or play music no one hears. Writing is talking without sound, singing without score and dancing without movement and yet, it is all of them. It is a solitary art conjured from thought and expressed by the need to communicate.

HEAD SLAPS, SPEED BUMPS and LIGHTBULBS, one woman's WTF, oops and ah-ha moments of life.

They were published once, and as every writer knows, once is not enough.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

It's all about balance


That previous post, that I'd be finished and querying by Easter, (and said I'd never make it), I met the deadline.
Book done and querying. But ah ha, it's a different book.

My only regret, I have none. How could I.
Because of life-circumstances I am able to write full-time. What a joy. What a f-en joy.
I am learning to balance my new everyday with the privildge of time for word-devotion. "Word Devotion" sounds like a religion. Ha, maybe it is.

I am grateful, thankful, and hopeful.
The worrier in me has me waiting for the proverbial shoe to fall. It is my nature to think that good has to be balanced with bad, pleasure with pain, love with hate, and joy with sadness.
'Write' now life is good - very, very good.
What's next?
Um, it's snowing. Fourth nor'easter at our doorstep. Ya know that balance thing I just wrote about?
I told you so.


  1. I am so happy for you =) That is wonderful, thrilling news. Bestest luck with the querying (I hope you get brilliant news soon)!

    1. AJ, part of me believes agents are going to jump all over this thing and part of me believes it will die a slow lingering death. Oh the thoughts of writers.

  2. Hi Carolynn with 2Ns, I'm "One Of Us Has To Go" on Janet Reid's blog, and I apologize for contacting you here, but I couldn't find another way, like Twitter for example.

    I'm not really, really sure if it's a good idea to make contact, but I just wanted to say that I read your entry for the contest on Janet's blog, and I really liked it. Also, I got it, which isn't always the case with those entries, ha ha.

    I couldn't resist pointing out to you that maybe you'd like to change your entry and rather spell three words like this "camps", "chambers" and "Filled". Just because that horrible guy you mean spelled his first name with "f" at the end and not "ph" like you'd probably do in English.

    Then your entry would be flawless :). I cross my fingers for you that you win :). Have a great day!

    1. K OCD, Thank you so much. And I really mean it. ThAnk you So So much. Ha, get it. I am an ---.

  3. No, you're NOT :) ! I just noticed straight away because I'm German and know it's spelled with "f" in German. I'm sure that not everybody would have noticed, because most people on The Reef are native English speakers/spellers! Maybe nobody would have realized, but I still thought it would be nice for you to have it correct. And, the good thing was, that you had and F-word (Filled) right there :). How handy was that... as if you'd known, see!!!

    There are plenty of other words (or maybe names) that you would spell with "ph" in English but with "f" in German.

    I saw you made the change :).


  4. Best of luck with your queries. What a bizarre right of passage. I think it’s the most anxiety ridden time of a writer’s life, although those on the other side of the fence claim that being on sub is just as bad. Hope all goes swimmingly for you and your book.