Music

I am obsessive about music. When I listen to something sublime, it is enough to make me close my eyes and forget the world. Time stops when I’m in the music. It soothes and contents me, inspires and excites me. It makes me buzz with good feelings for the universe. …

Between Proulx and Proust

I’ve started reading Annie Proulx’s Close Range and talk about your sparse prose. Throw me a few more words woman! I envy her abillity to get to the point and tell the damn story and Proulx certainly knows how to tell a story so devoid of fat, you almost feel …

Mother Knows best

My latest telephone conversation with my mother. Mom: How’s the writing? Me: Oh, you know… alright. Mom: Tell me again dear, did you say the novel was autobiographical? Me: No, it’s fiction, mom. Mom: So how much of it is true? You can tell me. Me: Not much, Not really. …

Escaping wanderlust

Confession time: Some people are addicted to drinking, shopping and sex. I am addicted to travel. It isn’t a new thing. If you read my first posts on this blog, you’ll have noticed how I tend to put off the important things in life until the last minute and preoccupy …

Timing is everything

Talk about terrible timing. I have been looking forward to the Xmas break to relax with family and stuff/drink myself silly and maybe, maybe even get some writing done. Instead, I was waylaid with the strongest viral flu I’ve had in ages. We all caught it, a houseful of zombies …

Return of the Space Cowgirl

For those that missed me, I’m back. Your virtual tarzan yodel must have worked. Dear Diary, I’ve been an irresponsible girl. I looked at the date of my last entry and felt seriously ashamed. I meant to keep this blog as current as possible. Instead, it reminded me of my girlhood diaries …

10 steps to my metamorphosis

While my Mojo is off backpacking around South America, I’ve had plenty of time to ponder on writer’s block and fickle muses. You see, in order to be successful writers, we must sometimes stomp and set fire to the notion that we can only write well when inspired. Based on the inspiration/perspiration formula, muse participation …

Quick Mojo update

Thank you to all who have posted comments or sent reassuring emails about the return of my Mojo. So far there have been sightings of it backpacking in Ireland, having tea at the Ritz and even sunbathing in St. Barts. Whether it is clutching a cup of Earl, a Guinness or a Pina Colada, my …