Couch Saga

A couple months ago, I gave my one-year-old shepherd-spaniel mix Chiana a new toy to play with. She was, at this time, on probation with regards to getting the run of the house. Though she enjoys destroying things, we figured she couldn’t do much damage with the doors to all the bedrooms closed. What I failed to take into account was that her new toy was flat enough to slip under the living room sofa. As best we can figure it, she attempted to retrieve her toy, and with her sharp little claws tore into the base fabric of one of the 24-year-old pink leather couches – the cushions of which had already been torn by her and Pilot.

April 30, 2013

Just Write

I’ve been in revision mode since the beginning of the year, which is why my podcast is sporadic and my blogging has been pretty lax. Despite the number of hours in the day, when I’m really trying to tune my focus, taking time for anything else feels like cheating, or wasting precious moments that should be spent correcting typos and eliminating the word ‘just’ from my manuscript.

April 21, 2013