So, one of the funny things about having a blog and newsletter is being able to go back and see how I did. For the record, these were my goals for 2014: Maintain balance. Some writing. Some fun. Some teaching. Some learning. Some salad. Some chocolate. Get that new idea on the page. I have two discovery...Read More
Happy New Year! I am a girl who LOVES her rituals, and that means…..it’s time for goals and resolutions!!! Last year, I did pretty well, so this year, I’m going to be a little more ambitious. Maintain balance. Some writing. Some fun. Some teaching. Some learning. Some salad. Some chocolate. Get that new idea on...Read More
Call her misguided. Call her resourceful. Call her a single mother with very few choices! This mother duck found a place to lay her eggs…outside my husband’s office…which would be fine…except the area is enclosed. There is no way out. (except via air!) (For those who do not know, my husband is professionally all...Read More
2012, like all years, was filled with ups and downs. Actually, for my family, HUGE ups and HUGE downs…moments where I asked big questions of fairness, fate, and justice….and moments where I celebrated personal accomplishments and joy in our family. In our world, we watched terrible tragedies. We talked politics A LOT. And then we...Read More
(the view of my most beautiful tree) Life IS a sine wave. Every year gives you ups and downs, and 2012 was not the exception. Today, I humbly feel gratitude for the biggest joys of the year: The kids thriving. Special kudos to E–the senior who is also the new kid. (He IS like John...Read More
Is there anything more distracting to the process of writing than waiting for an important letter???? No there is not. That’s why, the motto of my day is: take a break! Get the errands done. Stay busy. Don’t think you can be productive when you are distracted!Read More
Sarah Aronson holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of one picture book, The Princess and the Pea: A Very Short Pop-Up, and three novels: Head Case, Beyond Lucky, Believe, and The Wish List.