The FROG Blog

FIXATE VS. FLOW

I’m blessed to be married to a Mr. Fix-It man. Tig is the first to admit he’s not a handyman when it comes to home repairs. He’s amazingly talented in gearhead operations including restoring and using frugality to enjoy motorsports on a shoestring budget. He excels in vehicle maintenance, spends endless hours researching car builds,…

Quotas

QUOTA Much calculation from the FROG blog. For someone who defaults to words over numbers, today I projected figures with the vigor of an accountant. My current book is at the publisher’s house and I’m in the Martha and Mary Studio writing another book. I had residual inertia after meeting recent deadlines, which I prefer…

What Will I Stand For?

In Plumb’s song, I Need You Now, she sings about everybody’s got a story to tell. Everybody’s got a wound that needs to be healed. We live her words because on varying levels, we crave to be heard. We need to be valuably acknowledged. I see an increase in You Tube videos ranging from motivational…

Less is More

LESS IS MORE Less if more, even less is even more. This is a guideline an English professor taught about writing and editing. He talked about cutting excessive words (i.e that, just, then, definitely) to tighten story lines. A journalism teacher taught to write like an inverted pyramid in order of most-to-least important points. Tig,…

The Pink Slip

Tomorrow I begin a new career assignment! I am honored, excited, filled (more like overflowing) with joy. As part of this gratefulness, I’m issuing my own career pink slip. This isn’t a cynical foreshadowing that I’m going to be written up or reprimanded. This pink slip is written with a list of all the reasons…