This year I decided to start a new tradition. I wanted to make cute halloween treats with the kids. You know those ones you see on Pinterest or FaceBook videos? Yes! That's what I wanted to do. However, I'm woefully short on kitchen skills. I can't follow directions and may, occasionally, get a tad distracted. Not … Continue reading Didn’t match the pictures
Focus Fox says: Write drunk. Edit sober. Market hung-over paraphrasing Ernest Hemingway
In a valiant attempt to focus on nano this year, I decided to chronicle my journey creating a short humorous story as a series of blog posts I could schedule over November. This was inspired from a Community Ed class on short stories. One of the exercises from this class was to start with a … Continue reading Short Story: The Idea
Focus Fox says: I am a writer, but it's not so bad. I've learned to edit.
Holy cats, November is almost here. That is nanowrimo time. I've been nano-ing for twelve years. It used to be the one time of year I actually was able to focus on writing. That's changed a bit in recent years, but it is still a time of greater focus on writing. I have a five part … Continue reading Holy cats almost November
Focus Fox says: I can resist everything but temptation and underoos(tm). paraphrasing from Mark Twain (who I bet would have loved underoos(tm) too)
I was washing dishes and the kids were, in theory, up in the bathroom brushing teeth and getting ready for bed. The bathroom door slammed and then my daughter screamed. I know my kids' screams. They come in all sorts of flavors. They range from 'Hey, that's my candy' to 'You're mean', to physical pain. … Continue reading Why I take pictures in the ER
I think NASA should study the internet since it's the nearest black hole.
Yesterday I ended my 703 day writing streak. The circumstances involved an ER visit with a kid and getting back at 2AM. In a strange way I find this freeing. Let me explain... At the beginning of any challenge, I find my motivation to be more about the challenge than about whatever it is I … Continue reading The day my writing streak ended