Self promotion makes me horribly uncomfortable. The thing is, if this were someone else, I would advise them to advertise on their blog, duh! How else will people know you are selling yourself if you don't occasionally put out the streamers and the scary balloon-man with the waving tentacle-arms? And another thing... I've noticed I … Continue reading Why does this make me feel dirty?
Art is winning at the moment.
I love to read, but I'm not a naturally good reader. Physically, I have a hard time keeping my eyes where they are supposed to be, they jump and skip all over the page. I have a hard time concentrating when there is too much description and not enough action and dialogue. But I read … Continue reading Practice makes Perfect (or, How to Draw a Horse)
Something wonderful happened today. Today I received a comment from a fellow blogger asking my permission to translate one of my stories into Spanish and repost it on her own blog. Of course, I said, si! (If you are curious, and can read Spanish, here is a link to the story: http://parapalabras.com/2013/10/23/mirando-el-reloj-de-jill-schmehl/ ) What makes this wonderful? … Continue reading This Wonderfully Small, Big Blue Marble
A long time ago, I got off the phone with a recruiter, marched boldly down the hall to my boss/friend's office and told her I thought I should quit and become a consultant because apparently I was worth $30,000 more a year elsewhere. My boss/friend spent the next 10 minutes telling me, in many, many … Continue reading “You suck, please quit, now.”
Added a third part to my ongoing serial story, "A Life Investigated" You can find it over on my new blog, The Elephant under the Chair. Hope you like it!
My mother says when I was a child, I was generous with my toys. I always shared with my siblings. I like sharing, its easy for me. I don't think about it, I just do it. I want everyone I care about to have what I have. My generosity doesn't extend to strangers. I very … Continue reading On Sharing
I'm trying something new this month. Instead of just willy-nilly picking books based on Amazon's and Goodread's 'Recommended for you' lists, then reading the free preview, getting bored and moving on... until I accidentally land on something I like, I decided to actually put some effort in to picking a month's worth of books to … Continue reading September Reading List
If I ever get my fiction published, I will dedicate my first book to my seventh grade teacher. This is what the dedication will say: To Mrs. Weigel, who gave me an award for a story I didn't write. Yeah, that story of mine that you gushed over, that earned me the only A+ I … Continue reading This is dedicated to: