Today is my friend Eileen’s, aka hulabunny , birthday.

Eileen is in the process of writing her first novel and if I didn’t like her so much I’d be insanely jealous of how wonderful it is already in its early draft stages. She’s fast approaching that middle that often causes us to muddle and I don’t want her to lose the energy to finish her wonderful story.

I thought it would be great if anyone who reads this could help me wish her a happy birthday by  going over to Eileen’s blog and sharing a piece of writing advice that you found especially helpful. If you are a mom trying to juggle kids and a job and a husbanad and a house and can share some writing/life balance tips, that would be great too! Go on, go do that now then you can come back and read the rest.

Let me tell you a little bit more about Eileen.
She is a huge dog lover.

She’s not afraid to tell me when I’m wearing the wrong clothes.

If I’m afraid to try something new, she’s always there to encourage me.

She’s always up for going out for a good meal.

She understands the importance of lazy days and encourages me to take more of them.

She always seems to be able to tell when something is wrong in my life.

And she is always willing to listen to me tell her all about it.

When I’m really frustrated she listens to me rant.

She knows when it’s time to push me to get out of the house.

Sometimes I lose my confidence in myself

But she is always ready to give me a pep talk

Or do something silly to make me laugh

She helps me remember that life is meant to be enjoyed.

And that good friends are special treasures.


Happy birthday, Eileen. Thank you for being a friend.