A few years ago, I was shopping at Trader Joe’s when I saw every parent’s nightmare unfold in front of me. A woman was gathering fruit from the bin while her toddler stood in the large part of the grocery cart. Without warning, the cart tipped and the toddler fell to the ground. The mother … Continue reading Inconvenient inspiration, and how to seize it before it slips away
A friend of mine was telling me about a young writer she knows who was having some serious doubts about her writing. Man, do I know how that feels! I think any of us who have discovered the joy of writing have also discovered the weight of it, too. A few years back I wrote … Continue reading How to silence your inner writing critic
At the beginning of this month, I joined thousands of readers to read Reese Witherspoon’s book club pick of the month. From what I could tell, Reese chooses a lot of fun novels that her reader fans love reading together. I thought it would be fun to turn my passion for reading into one that … Continue reading Quit or continue: What to do if you don’t like the book you’re reading
I’ve been considering my word for 2019, praying and meditating for the past few days on the one that will further my journey. My word for 2019 is FOCUS, and I’m so excited to take my life path to a whole new level. But it goes further than that. The truth is, my word for the year is actually FIVE words: Pray ~ Plan ~ Focus ~ Execute ~ Persist.
At the end of 2017, I was reeling from three months that included a massive fire that devastated my hometown, a failed book release, a writing project that took my failure to a whole new level, plus the realization that I couldn’t handle the busy life I had created for myself. I was broken. My word for 2018 became confidence, because my confidence was utterly shaken. I needed a year to get a grip and realize my worth.
Every new year, I dedicate that year to a specific word that will shape the next 365 days and hopefully take me further in my improvement journey. I always pray and meditate on this word, waiting on God to reveal the things in my life that need my attention and the theme that will guide … Continue reading The words that led me to my year of confidence
This is 41. This is lots of laughter, so much love, life done well, dreams coming true, and a peaceful soul, combined with moments of negativity, tears, impatience, discomfort, and fatigue. This is being human for 4 decades and feeling more myself with every year that passes. There’s so much more I want out of … Continue reading This is 41
My current WIP is Numbered, a dystopian romance, set to release next year (date TBD). While we wait, I thought I'd introduce you to the main characters of this novel. Everyone, meet Noelle and Ryder. The year is 2050, and technology has advanced so that people know the exact date of their death and how … Continue reading Numbered, a dystopian romance: Meet Noelle & Ryder
What are my writing goals for 2019? First, let me share this year’s goals. It was NOT so much to write, but to rest, reset, and learn. I think I’ve done a killer job doing that. One of the ways I’ve done that is by reading A LOT. I’ve read across genres, good writing, bad … Continue reading My writing goals for 2019
There's a lot of flack about Facebook lately, and for good reason. The constant ads, the constant sharing of misinformation, plus, the whole Russian election interference. But there are some things Facebook got right, and one of them is Facebook Memories. The other day, my On This Day memories popped up and included a list … Continue reading 6 Things About Me: 2013 vs. 2018