20 things about me.

  1. My name is Colleen. If I was a boy, my name would have Patrick. Instead I have lived my entire life  with teachers looking up from attendance lists to say “isn’t that a pretty Irish name!” Pretty good for an anglicized version of cailín. 2. I got married September 22 and it was the best […]

Blog post ideas

  These days, there is infinite information at our fingertips.  There are  many incredible resources for writers. There are awesome groups, on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Looking for fun writing prompts, I discovered so many great ones. Many are things I would never think of, but thought provoking and fun. I wanted to share some […]

Gathering Darkness

The days are getting shorter here in New Hampshire. The nights are dark and the temps are steadily dropping. Soon Winter coats will be pulled from closets and snow will fall.  Honestly, I’m not ready for it. Summer passed quickly, and we only had a few short weeks of Fall. Up north snow has been […]

Life Passing By

Simple post tonight. It is early October. A gentle rain falls outside as I sit inside warm sipping my coffee.  Darkness falls early this time of year, as we move steadily towards winter. This year, life got away from me.  It has been full of so many new and exciting things. A new job, and a […]

Introvert

It is difficult, being an introvert in a loud world. I have always been an introvert, so this  is something that I have wanted to write for a while. It took me some time to find the words. For those of you who don’t really understand what is an introvert, here is a great guide. […]

Struggles and Plans

I had a grand plan. I was so proud of myself during November, because I finished my novel early. The plan was to take the holidays off, and then afterward jump into editing. January first came around and I jumped in. Yet about a week everything stalled. Editing is incredible difficult, yet this seemed impossible. […]

secrets of the desert

They had been driving down the highway further into the west. They had come out of the Rocky Mountains and were made it across the Utah border. The day was coming to a close as Mary pulled of the highway. “why don’t we try to find a campground?” Emma said “ looked at the map […]

Spooky Stories

I have never been a Summer person. I love the crisp weather and shortening days of Fall. Each year I look forward to early October. Right now in southern New Hampshire we are almost near peak foliage. We have had a dry year, so everyone expected foliage to be early this year. We have had […]