Fear of Change

Like 97% of the rest of humanity, I am afraid of change. By the way, I fabricated the 97% figure – I bet the actual percentage of human beings who are afraid of change is higher. The funny thing about a fear of change is that it doesn’t matter if the change is something wanted …

Planting Seeds

Spring weather has me thinking about gardening. I’ve been planting seeds for my garden since February, but it’s an ongoing process. There’s always something else to start. This week it’s transplanting the lettuce, kale, and cabbage that I’ve started indoors on the windowsill. Next, the beet and carrot seeds need to go in the ground. …

Change or Stay Stuck

I’ve been thinking a lot about change. Maybe it’s because we’re not too far past the season of making New Year’s Resolutions. Hell, since we’ve just passed the Lunar New Year, it’s a do-over for those who have already dropped the resolutions they made when they hung up the 2017 calendar. You can probably tell …

Create Just To Create

One thing I have run into repeatedly over my years of creativity: people asking when I’m going to DO SOMETHING with my work. It doesn’t matter if it’s been crochet, painting, writing, photography or sewing. The world has this weird idea that creative pursuits have no value unless you’re making money from them. The problem …

Almost Here: NaNoWriMo 2016

November 2016 is my fourth year participating in National Novel Writing Month, more commonly known as NaNoWriMo. If you’re unfamiliar with it, the goal is to write a novel of 50,000 words in the 30 days of November. I completed 2013 and 2014 NaNoWriMos successfully, but last year’s attempt was abruptly ended on November 7. Before my …