After some thought--careful thought, at that--I've decided to switch gears a bit and travel some new roads. In an effort to maximize my time (working a full-time job, authoring books, being wife, mom, and grandma to nine precious humans and squeezing in coffee with a friend here and there takes 30 of my 24 hours… Continue reading New Adventures on the Horizon
Coming March 21st, 2020! Abby's Redemption Book 2 of 2 in the Whispering Pines Mysteries. Last summer Abigail Sinclair narrowly escaped her abusive ex-husband, who was bent on revenge. Finally, victim turned survivor, she is free from a life of watching over her shoulder at every turn. Abby focuses on running Whispering Pines Resort in… Continue reading Cover Reveal!
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. -Edith Lovejoy Pierce We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be… Continue reading Happy New Year!
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! Cherish your time spent with family and friends! The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world's busy life and become more interested in people than in things. -Thomas… Continue reading Merry Christmas
Every year at work I create a gratitude poster. I hang it in the breakroom, provide a couple of Sharpie markers, and send out the expected office-wide email. I say "expected office-wide email" because I've been doing this for 10+ years. I work at a District Attorney's Office so we see a lot of heartbreaking,… Continue reading So Much to be Grateful For
NaNoWriMo 2019 was a huge success! I get so amped-up every year--like already in September--and then on the first day I get this "Oh, no!" feeling come over me. Once the first few pages are written, it's the "I've got this" feeling. After week two and into the beginning of week three, it's the… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Success and the Path Forward
NaNoWriMo is in the middle of the 4th and final week. When they say slow and steady wins the race, there’s truth in that. I haven’t “won” yet, but I see it on the horizon. And I’m making it there. While some of my NaNo friends passed me days ago—as in several days ago for… Continue reading Sliding Into Home Base with NaNoWriMo
We’re now well into the third week of NaNoWriMo and I’m still hanging on by a thread. Life took some twists and turns the past week and I was barely squeaking in my word count. But what’s most important is I am hanging in there. I’m nothing if not stubborn and determined. Haha! I even… Continue reading Week 3 of NaNoWriMo
NaNoWri is well underway and I’m keeping up. Barely, but I am. Typically I like to get ahead during the first week so I have some fudge room. Not so this month. In fact I got behind and took the weekend to catch up. I set aside a day at our place in the mountains,… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week Two is Well Underway
NaNo No-No's--try say that fast three times! Last week I listed some must-have's for NaNoWriMo participants. This week I'm sharing a couple of things you'd do well to steer clear of and a couple of tips. Stop your inner critic and editor. They seem to be persistent little buggers during NaNoWriMo, and they're exactly what… Continue reading NaNo No-No’s