"All my kids play the drums," my father said during the early days of discovery after we made our first adult contact. (My father was serving in the Naval Air Force overseas when I was born and before he returned home, my mother had broken up with him via a "Dear John" letter, and married … Continue reading “All My Kids Play the Drums”
I saw this article about favorite words written by one of my favorite writer friends, Lauren Baratz-Logsted, on Twitter this morning. We were in the same Chick Lit writing group back in the day. Anyway, her post sparked this blog post about my favorite words and why. I first became aware of having favorite words … Continue reading My Favorite Words: Not What You’d Expect
The closer it gets to April 1st, the more overwhelmed I am about trying to do CampNano (novel), NaPo (poems), and LogicProX (music production) classes. It ain't gonna happen. 🙂 Something's gotta give and it's going to be CampNano. Ouch! I have such mixed feelings about it. I've been trying to write both music and … Continue reading #NaPoWriMo, #CampNanoWriMo, #LogicProX: Making Tough Choices
I've been gearing up for writing 30 poems in 30 days for #NaPoWriMo this April but I've just learned of #CampNaNoWriMo (April version of #NaNoWriMo--Novel Writing Month). Something has got to give! After #FAWM (February Album Writing Month), I've decided that perhaps I should give my ears a break and write a novel and poetry … Continue reading April is Writing Month (#NaPoWriMo #CampNaNoWriMo)
I remember when my former sister-in-law was in Med School - she told stories about how she had to be so much better than the guys because of discrimination as a female. This was back in the 1980s. Since I've been pursuing music over the past 4 years, I've been noticing a disturbingly similar trend … Continue reading Is Music the Last Industry to Become Female-Friendly?
I started out with GarageBand and there's something about it being so approachable, especially for females, that really moved me forward in my music production career. And why I post that quote in my header. More women need to be empowered to engage in this male-dominated industry. A few outstanding women who have helped me … Continue reading Becoming One With Your DAW: Empowering Women in Music Production
I don't know what made me do it, maybe it was listening to the fabulous music on the Music City reality TV show, or maybe it was the rejection email for "She's Not That Good" proposal, which was a relief because I totally wanted to take the story a different direction, but I started thinking … Continue reading Rockin’ Like Joan Jett
February is over and I managed to reach the FAWM goal of writing 14 songs in 28 days. Woo hoo! I wasn't sure I wasn't going to make it. I pushed myself so hard I exhausted myself and had such pain in my neck for a few days, I could barely move. Four years ago … Continue reading I Survived FAWM