The Why

Why do we need another blog about books? What exactly is The Novel Way? What if no one reads this? These are the questions rattling around my head for the past month or so since I’ve decided to create this blog.  In truth, I’ve always had this blog.  Go ahead, look at the archives… I’ll […]


Simple Definition of clarity : the quality of being easily understood : the quality of being expressed, remembered, understood, etc., in a very exact way : the quality of being easily seen or heard Source: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary Seems clear, right? But what if the “subject” needing to be easily understood is little ole me. […]

what I know for sure

Is there anything better than a birthday?  I used to hate my birthday… didn’t want the attention, the hassle, or people going out of their way for me.  I never wanted to put anyone out for lil’ ole me. But that’s changed.  Birthdays?  Bring them on.  The happier the better in my book, and this […]

Another School Year Ends…

It is beyond comprehension that my youngest is done with his Freshman year of high school today. I mean, he was just a terror baby, climbing everything in sight yesterday. Right? Nope, yesterday he was “studying” for exams while participating in a group chat and laughing. My mantra when he was little was, “He’s going […]

speed bumps

I have been beating myself up lately because I haven’t been the best company.  Work has been insane, death has been living up to its promise of coming in three’s, and I haven’t been able to shut my brain off long enough to read anything.  I don’t think I would classify it as depression yet, […]