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Writing is Hard

July 30, 2012
Ruby the puppy, black lab puppy, black lab boxer mix puppy, rescue puppy

So how has your summer been going?

I haven’t been around much these past few months. Some of you may know I am writing a book, a memoir, about growing up in a pretty strange environment. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, a long while since it seems I never update anymore and therefore you wouldn’t have a clue what I am talking about if you just stumbled here and never checked out my archives and why would you because you don’t know what this blog is about because it’s more like a ghost town than an active blog.

I need to catch my breath.

Anyway, for those of you who don’t know, I am writing a memoir about growing up with a gay, closeted dad, a mentally and physically handicapped mom and a Republican brother. Talk about shit that will mess you up!

Did I mention it was a humorous memoir? I do a lot of name dropping because I know people. Garrison Keillor is in my book as is Nick Swardson. Just think, you don’t even need Kevin Bacon to tie those two together if you know me.

Other than that it’s been a typical summer. Kids are driving me C.R.A.Z.Y!!!

Oh, and we got a puppy.

Because, you know, it’s not chaotic enough around here.



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  • Reply Jayne July 30, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    We miss you, Jen.   This past weekend I drove up to Linda Medrano’s.  Nicky flew in from Vancouver and Margaret drove down from Sacramento.   We all agreed we miss you.   

    • Reply redheadranting July 30, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      That is the nicest thing I have heard in a long time. I miss you guys so much.

  • Reply Frogsinmyformula July 30, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Good for you. Can’t wait to read it. And yes, writing is damn hard. As are raising kids and having a puppy…

  • Reply Don E. Chute July 31, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Miss you Red…but I must admit I have been off the blogging grid for sometime…because Writing is Hard!

    Good luck on your book…I’m sure you’ll make it available to us who want to read it

    PLU from SSF

  • Reply Paula Wooters July 31, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    OOOOH!  Puppy!  No wonder we haven’t seen you much!   (I, on the other hand, have no such excuse this summer.)  I’m looking forward to reading your memoir once it’s published!

  • Reply babs (beetle) July 31, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Hi Jen!  How’s the book going?  I’m struggling through mine.

    That’s a cute puppy 🙂

  • Reply nonamedufus August 10, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Good to know you’re still around, Jen. Was beginning to wonder. Good luck with the book! Sounds a little like Augusten Burroughs. Look forward to it.

  • Reply meleahrebeccah August 12, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Awww! Cute new puppy!

    And I am so proud of you for sticking with your novel. I cannot wait to buy it, and read it, and tell people “I knew her when” after you get all rich & famous! 

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