I’ve had insomnia for the past couple of years. Sometimes I’m up from 2-4 or 5 a.m., reading until I fall back to sleep. Other times I sleep through the night but wake up at 5 or 5:30. For a while I took Tylenol PM, then melatonin, but I hate taking sleeping pills. I [...]
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
This is my mom’s Irish soda bread recipe. It is SO easy and SO good, and you don’t have to be Irish to eat it. Enjoy!
4 c flour 1 1/2 t baking soda 1 t salt 2 T carraway seeds (optional, but I love them) 3/4 c sugar 1 c [...]
This week I’m reposting one of my favorite posts—because I think we all need to be reminded now and then of the importance of keeping our butts in the chair.
I’m writing again for the first time in weeks and finding it difficult to sit still in my chair. Today I thought about what works [...]
Happy holidays, everyone! I’m taking a short blogging break to play with my new toys and watch my favorite Christmas specials, but I’ll be back in the New Year with all kinds of great new posts. Enjoy your time off, and have a fantastic New Year. See you in 2013!
By now you’ve probably heard about Lawrence DePrimo, better known as the “the shoe cop,” or the cop who bought the homeless man in Times Square a $100 pair of boots. The photo, which has gone viral and which has been featured by every major news outlet, depicts DePrimo kneeling down to offer the man [...]
Let’s Set Our Own Writing Goals This Month Yesterday marked the first day of the 14th annual National Novel Writing Month, and I wish all participants the very best success. For those of you who, like me, do not plan to participate because you’ll likely write 1666 words of crap every day in order to [...]
Today, I’m honored to welcome guest author/blogger Anne R. Allen, whose latest book (the sixth in nine months!) is out TODAY. It is a guide for writers written with Catherine Ryan Hyde (author of the iconic novel Pay it Forward), and it’s called HOW TO BE A WRITER IN THE E-AGE … AND KEEP YOUR [...]
Today, I am honored to share with you an interview with the bestselling author of The Slippery Year, Melanie Gideon. Gideon’s debut novel, Wife 22, is out TODAY, and the best way I can describe it is Bridget Jones for the Facebook generation. Gideon will be reading tonight at A Great Good Place for [...]