Not just a mom. Not just a writer.


by Tanya Ward Goodman Since I last posted here at The Next Family, I’ve become a published author. My memoir, “Leaving Tinkertown” came out in August and was accompanied by a small flurry of interviews and readings. While I have considered myself a “writer,” for a long time, holding a book in my hands cemented […]

A New Hole


By: Danny Thomas well… it’s been over a month since I blogged which is strange because usually I am prolific in the summer… the summer makes me think. and it makes me take my time. and thinking, along with taking my time usually lead to writing… for me. but this summer has been full. Full. […]

Novel Ideas

chapter 1

By: Tanya Ward Goodman Today, I’ve written over 5,000 words for NaNoWriMo. My 50,000 word novel should be done on Wednesday, though I will need to write another 9,000 plus words to meet the deadline. Last year was my first National Novel Writing Month. Afloat in a sea of procrastination and writerly defeat, I’d read […]