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Friday Poetry: Transfusion

Friday Poetry: Transfusion

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1531073982550{padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text] TRANSFUSION by Jessica E. Thomas, May 2015 How can I write words with no pulse? Blank lines on a prosaic path to nowhere. But you don’t depend on a...
The Confusion of Motherhood

The Confusion of Motherhood

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1531074891899{padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]To help me transition back to work after baby #3 (who is now eight weeks old) my workplace has graciously allowed me to telework for a month. I started...

Babies, MTHFR, V Leiden…Oh My!!

I fully intended to blog my way through this third pregnancy, and even had idyllic visions of reminiscing about my first two pregnancies at the same time so I could document them all at once. That hasn’t happened. I think I’ve vented about this on my blog...

Requiem

for Chris Coyle (November 10, 1974-September 25, 1994) I can’t do this anymore. I can’t do it. I just can’t. Everyone in my family has gone to a psychiatrist. It’s my turn. I don’t want to write this. I can’t think. I’m sick of thinking. Sometimes I think about what I...

Baby Blues (errr…Pinks)

In July, I mentioned I had some “stuff” going on. Mostly good stuff, but I wasn’t prepared to announce it. I’m not sure I’m ready to announce it now, but my husband and I have already told our family, and any friends on Facebook who happened to catch our announcement...

Indie Book Marketing Step Three—Early Readers

Even as I write this post, I freely admit my own indie book marketing sometimes falls short and misses the mark (kicking myself for low sales this past month as we speak). Marketing techniques change all the time, and the best way to keep abreast of changes is to...

Rules for the Gig

One of the tragic consequences of social media on my brain is that I can only think in sound bites and each short thought is succinct from the other. Well, succinct is an understatement because sometimes I just stop mid— Meh. What I wanted to talk about today...

Stuff Worth Sneezing For

Stuff’s going on. Stuff I don’t want to talk about yet, but I will soon. It’s good stuff, mostly, but I manage to worry about stuff anyway, even if it’s good stuff. As far as my writing goes—brutal honesty time—I’m pretty annoyed with the whole deal. Here’s what I’ve...

Indie Book Marketing—Step One (Editing)

Before I launch into this series, I just want to elaborate that these are my pre and post-publication marketing strategies as of today. The big news no one wants to speak aloud is this: Your marketing strategies will change over time, or you won’t be a relevant...