Bird

In defense of NaNoWriMo

October 28, 2015

I know, I know, I know. Another damn blog post about National Novel Writing Month you ask? Enough already! It’s all been said. All been written. It’s like blogging a dead horse. Tough noogies. I LOVE NANOWRIMO! There. I’m out… Not that anyone didn’t already know that about me. Hell, three of my four published […]

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Screwed, blued, and tattooed

June 26, 2012

I haven’t been screwed in a while. Not the good way. And I have no idea what blued even means. But tattooed? You betcha! Tattoos aren’t just for sailors and bikers anymore. Writers and accountants got ‘em too, oh yes we do. I didn’t rush into being tattooed. I waded in slowly, finally finding the […]

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Flip the bird – then write fast!

June 3, 2012

Sitting at my desk early one morning, I stared at a blank screen. May as well get ready for work – clearly no brilliant words were awaiting me on that day. I kneeled over the tub with my noggin under the tap ready for a good hair wash, then blood rushed to my head. A […]

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The breast laid plans

May 11, 2012

I have a personal stake in the fight against breast cancer. My systir was diagnosed in 2009. She has had radical surgery, chemotherapy, radiation. She suffers daily with the after effects – pain, limited mobility, lost focus, and the constant threat of recurrence. Cancer was not in her plans.  But cancer didn’t care.  It never […]

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Mama bird

February 23, 2012

This post is dedicated to my mother. Long before twitter, long before tweets, I was Bird. For as long as I can remember, that is what my mother has called me. JulieBird. Never two words separated by a pause, always concatenated into one new word. Usually said very quickly and if ever shortened, just to […]

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