Fun, goals, Writing

New Adventures on the Horizon

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

Faith and Spirituality, goals, Gratitude, Quotes

My One Word

It's that time again. Time for My One Word. My One Word is a movement where you prayerfully choose one word to help narrow your focus for self-improvement. I don't know about you, but a long list of resolutions is daunting. And quickly broken! Focusing on just one word and creatively applying that word, impacts… Continue reading My One Word

Faith and Spirituality, goals, Gratitude, Life Lessons

Lessons Learned in 2019

2019 was a challenging year in many aspects, but the lessons learned make everything a gift. Top lessons learned in 2019: Insecurity, lack of confidence, anger, resentment, and impatience are by-products of fear. Fear robs us of any kind of peace and contentment. Others' behaviors and criticisms can only affect us if we let them.… Continue reading Lessons Learned in 2019

Fun, goals, Uncategorized, Writing

NaNoWriMo Success and the Path Forward

  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

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Sliding Into Home Base with NaNoWriMo

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

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Week 3 of 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

Fun, goals, Writing

NaNoWriMo Week Two is Well Underway

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

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NaNo No-No’s

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

Fun, goals, Writing

Making the Most of NaNoWriMo

  NaNoWriMo is just around the corner! Which means it's time to create--worlds, plots and subplots, characters, conflict, music lists, and a space in which you love to spend time. Because if you're participating in National Novel Writing Month, you will be spending a LOT of time in that space. And with your characters. Over… Continue reading Making the Most of NaNoWriMo