Wednesday, September 17, 2014

This is not my first rodeo

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”
E.L. Doctorow

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing 

“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx 

I have always loved creative writing. I've never yearned to write a book, but I love writing short articles. My love was reignited in January of 2011, when I entered a contest to be a blogger at the large insurance/investment company where I work. I won the contest and became a regular blogger. For the most part I get to write about whatever I want, although occasionally I am forced encouraged to write about some corporate initiative. And although I have thousands of readers across the company, you can't find my blog because it is on our corporate Intranet.

I usually publish a work blog one or two times a month. The corporate blog is published weekly and I share the space with two other writers. Sometimes we are replaced by a guest post from some executive up on high. At work, I never get to write a blog post as often as I want, and once in a while my suggested topic is not approved. So in March of 2012 I started a quilting blog, PugMom Quilts!  There you can read all about my quilting adventures and my three adorable pug boys. I also share photos of my garden. I love my quilting blog  because it combines all of my passions: writing, photography, and quilting into one!

So, why another blog? Because I love to write (and I love your feedback and enthusiasm) and I don't want to lose all my wonderful columns that you haven't gotten to read. Plus, I will be adding more (this is where all the non-quilting, non-pug columns that I write will reside).

If you'd like to read more about my quilting and writing process, read this post.

Thanks for joining me on another wild ride!

Pugs and kisses,


  1. Can't wait to see what you write about.

  2. Looking forward to the new range of topics. I can only imagine...

  3. Looking forward to reading your new blog! I also love writing but my goal is a book (you know, in all my free time). I've got one chapter done and a ton of ideas... Maybe someday I will get around to chapter two :-).

  4. Looking forward to reading this blog too. I know it will be great.