Writing a Blog

WritingTime Is Back

“WritingTime” has reappeared thanks to my friend and computer guru Rob Daly. Ten years of posts as well as my entire website vanished over a month ago. Something to do with malware or some form of virus, but all has been restored to cyberspace health and it’s good to be back. Many more posts to…

Cleaning Up The Mess

The mess in my office always feels like a metaphor. As I write my office gets more chaotic, then when I finish a draft I organize the mess and start all over again. Actually I’m still in the middle of two drafts, one for an essay and another for a novel, but my new blog…

Life Gets In The Way

Life has gotten in the way of this blog and my writing. A family illness, and then – astonishingly and horribly – two violent deaths this week of people I know. One, the suicide of a much beloved and respected teacher in the Writers’ Program, Les Plesko. Some of you may have taken his classes…

On Fire

Sometimes ideas just smoke, and sometimes they burst into flame. Either way you have to pay attention to them. I’ve had an idea smoking for the past year and recently I caught fire with it. I sent the title to my agent today who is less than impressed. She even described herself as a wet…

West Coast Writers

Thanks to Laura Hoopes for asking such interesting questions in her interview about A Year of Writing Dangerously. Here's the link to her blog, West Coast Writers and our interview:  http://westcoastwriters.blogspot.com/2012/09/barbara-abercrombie-interview-on-year.html And the introduction to her blog: West Coast Writers  (by Laura Hoopes) Writing, authors, interviews, writing tips, and writing prompts from the West Coast…

Nelson Plus Apology

Due to the huge demand for more pictures of Nelson (well, okay, Carol and Patti asked and Nelson thanks you for your interest) here's a picture of Nelson taken this morning. The apology is for the Comment section being closed. I've tried getting in touch with Typepad about this but haven't heard back. If you…