My neurodiverse brain tends to pick up on patterns, whether they are patterns on objects or patterns of behaviour. And for the last several months, I’ve been somehow more attuned to an increasing number of posts where authors are just metaphorically punching themselves repeatedly in their own faces. Some are people I know, and others … More Why I’m so done with writers putting themselves down—me included.
No, that’s not a typo. I’m speaking about Canadian author Madona Skaff, not the recording artist. This post is way overdue, too. I just have to tell the world how this amazing human has impacted my life since late 2015. She told me to enjoy the journey. When I met Madona, it was at the … More Why I Should Listen to Madona More Often
I could kick my behind for the self-pity I wallowed in about my writing last year. “All I can manage are short stories,” I lamented repeatedly. Well, in fairness to me, 2017 was about massive health scares and so much testing. The stress of everything prevented me from finishing the sequel to my first book. … More Writing Is Never a Waste of Time
Some writers are able-bodied. Some have disabilities that impair cognitive function. Some can blaze on the keyboard with ease. Others have too much pain to type or even sit up to use their dictation software. If you command that all writers must write every single day, can you see how this might be an ableist thing? Maybe let’s not assume everyone’s life is exactly the same. … More WRITE EVERY DAY! Or not.
My husband and I are a childless couple. Both of us have issues with infertility, and neither of us saw it coming. It’s something I rarely speak about anymore, as I am now heading towards 50 and in the thick of that endless orgasmic joyride known as perimenopause. Hint: opt out of it, if you can. … More Infertile in body, fertile of mind.