Thursday, April 7, 2016


It's me.
I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet.

Thanks Adele.

Well, it has a been a few years since I wrote anything on this blog. So, what happened? Life, that's what happened. Between the loss of my father and the collapse of my marriage, I basically lost my sense of happily ever after. As a reader, I don't always want to read a book that is too much like real life- boring or depressing. Chick lit is an escape. We want to curl up with a book and make believe that we are curling up with the hunk, the romantic, or the charming man between the pages of that book. So what do you do when you lose the idea of Prince Charming? Well, if you are a normal adult woman, you simply move on with your life and find a great guy to settle down with. But if you're a writer, you sit and stare in excruciating sadness because you just can't seem to get back what you've lost.
I have ideas and I have hope. What I am lacking is the words. Nothing I write seems to capture what's in my head. I am now full of doubt. I go back through each sentence and critique it. I over analyze every move I make for my characters. I worry about more negative reviews. (Yes, I read the reviews. Yes, I stress out about the negative reviews. Yes, I know I shouldn't do that.)
I wish that I could submit this blog entry to announce that I have a new book being published soon. I wish that I was writing to tell you that my new book is coming along well. Unfortunately, I am only writing to tell you that I want to write, I hope to write, and I will write...just not yet.


  1. Hello, I just finished "Across the Pond" and now I just read your blog post. It's the first time I've visited your blog. You've had a lot going on. I haven't lost a parent though just had one in ICU and slowly recovering. My marriage is over too. So I can connect with you to a certain extent. I'd like to offer my thoughts to your post... "You can't seem to get back to what you've lost". My dear dear author... Maybe it's because you have better stories to write. About negative reviews... they are opinions. Some readers are going to instantly connect and love you. Others won't. It's ok. You be you. Take time to heal. Be kind to yourself. The stuff you are going through isn't an easy thing to recover from. Baby steps. If you want to write ...write and don't critique yourself. Just get your story written. Then write another and then another. Again... don't critique. I believe that writing what you are feeling at this moment will end up helping. It's easy to offer advise. I'm not a writer, just another woman trying to figure out who she is other than the new label "divorced" that will be attached to me. Be strong dear writer. Be brave. Please know I'm trying to. It's hard and it sucks. But in the end I really feel we'll both triumph!

  2. Ladies, you will both recover and be stronger women. I've never been married, but I did lose my father last November, so I do understand when you don't feel like doing you're passion which mine is reading. Take your time and your fans (self included) will be here to read your work.