The Life of Grace Dudley

The greatest weakness I have as a writer is finishing things. No one will ever read it if I don't finish it. I can't grow if I don't finish it. I find short stories finish easier than anything vaguely book length. But, short stories really don't get you far in recognition or sense of accomplishing... Continue Reading →

Understanding the Fruit Bowl

I was sitting in my living room with my husband, Mr. Stacy, watching a movie. Part way through he felt a little peckish and got up and went to the kitchen to get a little something to eat. He came back in with some fruit. It's his habit to bring a bit extra because he... Continue Reading →

Crimson

I've been busy with trying to get baasho up and running through my publishing house, so I haven't been as prolific with all the writing that I would like. I've been chatting with someone that works for the local PBS and getting ideas for the journal. It's been nice to collaborate with people of shared... Continue Reading →

Peeking at my Wolf

Have you ever seen the Croods? It's a cartoon movie about a prehistoric family facing a rapidly changing landscape and faster changing lives while trying to get over their one main tenement in life: new is bad because anything can kill you. Just when you think someone is dead, they burst out from under a... Continue Reading →

Opinions and being a Cock

I have opinions just like everyone else. I have thoughts and feelings. One of the inherent pleasures of writing also presents one of the problems of writing as well, when you express those opinions, inevitably, there is a reaction. The reaction always comes, good, bad, or indifferent. With the luxury of not having to look... Continue Reading →

Creating Opportunity

I've been steadily working on writing projects since last October. My Granny Rose novel, a series of short stories, and myriad of other little projects in addition to attending a few online courses and working a full time job that is not anywhere in the writing world, but it does pay the bills and allows... Continue Reading →

Words of Wisdom

I don't wait for moods. You can accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work. - Pearl S. Buck

Into Life Snow Must Fall

It's snowing again this gray sleepy morning. I wish spring would hurry up and catch up. Then again, this is Montana and the weather does what she wants without permission or hesitation. Weather and life have the same playbook I think. Still, I like looking at the snow, despite the cold and bitterness that can... Continue Reading →

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