Archive for the ‘writing’ Category

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

the students of Rockdale, Texas

Last weekend I visited Rockdale Elementary School and, as I’ve told y’all before, visiting students is one of the highlights of my writing career. Not to mimic the d-bags of the ‘50s and ‘60s by …

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Posted in writing on 03/11/2009 11:19 am

Thursday, February 26, 2009


I keep wanting to write stuff here but haven’t had time. Meanwhile, I know all too well how the lack of updating causes readers to slip away. But that’s life, right? Hope y’all who’ve slipped away are doing it …

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Posted in pop culture, writing on 02/26/2009 03:54 am

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Want to win a copy of my newest novel?

Then go to Loida Ruiz’s skirt! blog and enter her contest. She’s worried that the contest questions are too difficult and that’s why no one’s entered.

Let me know if you …

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Posted in domestic, music, writing on 02/07/2009 12:01 am

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Being a writer.

A couple of weeks ago, I reached that point in a writer’s career where the writer stops reading reviews and stops searching for her own name on the Internet. Not a moment too soon – it was …

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Posted in parenting, venting, writing on 01/22/2009 02:53 am

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

this weekend

I’m going to be at the Edward James Olmos 6th Annual Houston Latino Book and Family Festival on Sunday, at noon, on their children’s stage in the George R. Brown Convention Center, reading my first book for kids, …

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Posted in Houston, obessions, venting, writing on 12/09/2008 12:13 pm

Friday, December 5, 2008

Now I have time to be stressed out.

I haven’t written here lately because I’ve been under some stress, and I never feel like talking on the blog (or to anyone) when I’m under stress. But now it’s all over, …

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Posted in domestic, Houston, psychobabble, venting, wedding stuff, writing on 12/05/2008 12:08 am

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Things I’m Going to Do When I Finish This Novel I’m Writing

1. Exercise. Maybe even run.
2. Spend some quality time with my family.
3. Make some jewelry or paintings or something.
4. Renovate this freaking Web site.
5. …

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Posted in writing on 11/30/2008 12:33 am

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I never write, I never call. Soon, though. Almost finished being busy here. Literally, I don’t know how I get everything done.


Last night I dreamed Matt Damon and I ran into each other and got to talking …

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Posted in Christmas, domestic, dreams, Halloween, Thanksgiving, wedding stuff, writing on 10/26/2008 10:36 pm

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My work is under stress.

My company is going to be sold, no one knows to whom or when, and we already know what our severence packages will be, if applicable, but I have no idea whether it’ll be applicable …

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Posted in cats, domestic, Halloween, venting, work, writing on 10/15/2008 02:06 am

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

post hurricane

I only got Internet access back, full-fledged, last night. Hence, I haven’t updated. We were out of power for a few days, lost a couple of bits of the back yard fence… found a cracked window yesterday, but …

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Posted in Houston, work, writing on 09/23/2008 01:51 am