The Matron has a confession.
She rereads her own blog posts. And essays, short stories, and novel chapters--over and again. She chortles, weeps and sighs with pleasure when the prose is deftly done, just so.
You see, she enjoys writing -- the process and result, even when it's not all that good! She never tires of this process. Indeed, she never tires of herself! Some people are simply self-absorbed. The Matron likes to think that, while she may also be self-absorbed, it is in a way that is very interesting to others.
This is not necessarily a desirable attribute, but, it is the Matronly state.
Thank you, John, for living with this and loving her.
Of course, the writing don't always work out. Sometimes the message falls flat or prose putters and dies. Still. She enjoys the journey.
So while the Matron tools through the center of contemporary civilization (sorry, Paris), here are a few of her favorites, for both nostalgic (in real time) and writerly reasons. She picked lots from the early days, so go ahead and get to know her better.
The vacation ends Monday.
John shops for the Matron's Birthday
How the Matron met her man
My Cinderella Story
On a somber note, but so beautifully done (if she says so herself)
Books the Matron was reading this week
Merrick's Birthday Party
Stryker (this one and the linked within)
Recent, but she really likes the Hip Mama analysis.
Real comments from student evaluations
Raven and her lost brother
Better Stage Mother moments
Scruffy and the Hit Man
Just what a kind and diplomatic teacher she is
Mom, Can I call you Missy?
Way to go, John
Behind the scenes with a stage mother (this one)