Saturday, February 15, 2020

A Writerly Reset Was Needed

After drinking my usual one cup of coffee one morning, I needed to poop. Out of habit, I took my phone with me into the bathroom. But what was I going to use it for, I wondered. For the past week, I had declared a moratorium on social media. Not that there was much for me to look at along those lines, especially since having already deleted both the Twitter and Facebook apps from my phone almost two years ago. 

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Creating Is Love & Love Always Wins

I wrote this a few days ago, after a string of difficult work days---


Yesterday was rough.

It was just one of those days. A shitty writing day. I wasn’t just scared, I was fuckin terrified. And even as I was experiencing the fear, I was also aware that the feelings would pass, I just had to ride it through. But I hated the way the fear was gripping me, hated the feelings of vulnerability and helplessness.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Now What? Trust, That's What

When I first broached the subject of quitting the office job to write full time, my husband was immediately excited. Yes! he said, do it, Maria. We’ll make it work, he continued, meaning, we’ll figure out how to manage our household and its finances on just one salary. 

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Welcome to My New Blog Home!

Welcome to my new blog!

I am elated to see you here! 

New year, new blog— endless possibilities lie ahead. 

By now, you’ve heard my good news: I have a new book of essays coming out this summer and I will be looking for volunteers to send free copies to in exchange for book reviews which will be posted on Amazon.

I will be doing things differently over here. I plan on posting more frequently, for starters. I hope you join me on this new leg of my writer’s journey. Be sure to click the FOLLOW button to keep updated on new posts and new developments in my creative/writing world.



Thanks for being here.

Sending you big love. ❤️ Keep shining your light!

Love,

Maria





Thursday, January 23, 2020

A Rebel, Angels, Inspiration & Holidays

I went back and forth this morning, wondering, is today the day? Will I write something for the blog and publish it or not? I’m in the bedroom, sitting on top of the spread, surrounded by yarn and pillows. It’s super quiet. The sun is shining brightly—finally!—

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

An Excerpt From the Wordpress OBM Blog



As a full-time writer, I once wondered if it was a good or bad idea to actively read other books while in the process of writing of my own book. At first, I honestly didn’t know. I thought there might be some rule of thought around this, so I researched it. The answers