Miss me? Certainly I’ve missed you dear readers. I have a bundle of excuses for not posting here as regularly as I’ve done in the past, but I won’t bore you with those. I’d rather share what I’ve been up to lately in my writing life. I like calling it that, although mine is filled with more than words. Truth is I write more in the journal about daily happenings and personal thoughts than I write chapters in the latest book I’m currently working on. Baby Momma is a fictionalized account of my life as a single mother. I chose this particular title because the label stirs my emotions. For some reason when I hear it, I envision a disagreeable, neglectful woman with too many syllables in her first name. This isn’t me. Consider it a play upon words. I hope you enjoy it when it’s published. Maybe I’ll even post a short passage from it in a future post. I’ll probably self-publish it. I like having complete control with the process of releasing my work to the public. Technology makes this super easy to do. The immediacy of eBooks and print on-demand paperbacks is amazing. And there’s also the fact that I haven’t mastered writing a query letter to solicit a book deal with traditional publishers.
If you follow me on social media then you’re aware that I’ve been promoting handmade cowls and scarves in crochet and knit. Last summer I set up the EyeHeartInfinity shop online through Etsy to sell my stuff and so far it’s been wonderful. With each sale I feel like a winner. While I’m clackity-clack-clacking away with knitting needles or yarning over my crochet hook, calmness ensues and I absolutely love it. Several projects have to be finished before the holidays. I’ve returned to the classroom and this year I’m teaching writing to tenth graders. When I got the job, I learned that having a separate class for writing was new for students. Well, this is my first time teaching high school so we’re even. They complain that I make them write too much. I do. I won’t back off. It’s what we must do in a writing class, besides I’m biased and convinced that everyone should write. Sometimes I write with students just for fun. I like prompt writing. It encourages me to rely on knowledge for a specific topic. What else do I wish to share with you? Oh, I’ve still been participating in monthly writing challenges for Book in a Week. And insomnia rules.