The #1 Reason To Say Goodbye

Damn, I hate it when my favorite characters get killed off. TV shows, movies, books. It doesn’t matter.

I once wrote a story and knocked off a character I was quite fond of. And like so many of the deaths I’ve witnessed on TV, in movies and books, I didn’t see it coming.


The one who wrote the damn story. I hated myself just as much as I hate the writers, producers, et al who do the same thing. Keep reading for more awesomeness…

What No One Tells You About Backsliding

Photo courtesy of Alvimann @ mourgeFile

Photo courtesy of Alvimann @ mourgeFile

If you grew up in or around a religious family or community, chances are you are familiar with the concept of backsliding. For those of you that didn’t, it means going back to wrong and sinful ways or naughty habits, like smoking, or eating pork rinds and Ben & Jerry’s at midnight. Basically, it’s a bad thing and something you should avoid at all costs. Keep reading for more awesomeness…

Throwback Thursdays: More than a dress

The dress, me and my little bro

The dress, me and my little bro

When I look at the professional picture of my three-year-old self, my right hand clinging to my younger brother’s shoulder, I think of two things: how I didn’t know at the time the picture was taken that in a few months divorce would split my family and how much I loved that dress. I remember scraggly bits and pieces about my parents’ divorce but I would remember every detail about that dress even if I didn’t have a single picture of it. Keep reading for more awesomeness…

I’m A Fraud…And Grateful

Yeah, you read that right. I’m a fraud. A fake. A poseur. It’s hard for me to admit, but like I say on my JUST WHO IS THIS KELLY WOMAN? page, I reserve the right to modify it as soon as I figure out who I really am. And friends, today is a dark, dark day in the realm of self-awareness.

So, here it goes.

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day was January 27th this year, and I missed it. Major fail for the woman who counts bubble wrap as the best mindless stress reliever ever (and an unintentional rescued wire fox terrier torture tool. Sorry Maisy! Mommy loves you, really).

Are you kidding me? Enough with the bubble wrap already.

Are you kidding me? Enough with the bubble wrap already.

When I learned I’d missed my best bubble buddy’s big day, I hopped on over to Wikipedia to see who or what else I may be ignoring. You know how many other unofficial observance days there are each year? A LOT. And this list doesn’t include all of them—they dissed my bubble wrap so now I call into question its validity (the list, not the bubble wrap). Keep reading for more awesomeness…

For all the writers/authors out there…

question_mark_flat So what do you writers/authors think: Does it make you want to push forward and pound out your novel, or toss your laptop out the window and join a highway clean-up crew? Need to “take a knee” after watching this? Traditional publishing or indie/self publishing? Dog or lion? Favorite authors (I know…there are so many)?