I should be writing in my novel right now. I have about 3,600 words to go before I reach the magical NaNoWriMo number of 50,000 (though there’s probably about 15,000 more words left of the story). But instead, I want to write here for a moment so I can share some things with you, and … Continue reading 2018: My year of confidence
I am currently in the middle of writing a scene that is hard to write. In this, Maddie (from The Road to Hope) is enduring the wrathful abuse of someone she loves and trusts. And as I write, I am recalling moments when I experienced the same thing. It's been 12 years since he laid … Continue reading Be not afraid…
Yesterday, 14 people were slaughtered at the hands of at least two gunmen who mowed down innocent people in San Bernardino for a still unknown agenda. It was yet another senseless tragedy in our nation, on the heels of several mass shootings that have left us numb. So many of us were left to ask … Continue reading They’re right. God isn’t fixing this.
The other day I took time away from everything to come back to center and find the answers to some very serious dilemmas in my life that have been plaguing me. I called it my soul retreat, as it was time I had set aside to get back in touch with my soul. My biggest … Continue reading How to take a soul retreat, part 2
It's the first time in a long time that I'm not working on a specific project. I finished my latest editing job, and there's nothing specific I need to be working on for my book - at least not until I get my cover. It's a strange feeling. I don't know what to do with … Continue reading Taking a soul retreat
Today I feel all warm and gushy inside. It’s the last day of 2013, and I can’t help feeling like I really lucked out in the good year department. I entered this year as a newlywed, coming off the high of marrying my best friend and blending our smorgasbord family into one. Then I published … Continue reading End of a pretty dang good year