Gratitude, Nature, Photography, Quotes, Uncategorized

The Beauty of Winter

It's already been a long winter here in Colorado. More cloudy days than we're used to, not to mention more snow and cold. And winter isn't even technically here yet! But it's not all bad. We've had some of the most breathtaking scenery I've ever seen during a Colorado winter. And winter is the season… Continue reading The Beauty of Winter

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

Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Nature, Uncategorized

The Magic of Nature

Some more of nature's beauty. As you've probably been able to tell by now, I absolutely love sunrises and sunsets. God's love language to His children. There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them. ― Jo Walton   And the yellow sunflower by the… Continue reading The Magic of Nature

Family, Gratitude, Quotes, Uncategorized

Oh So Grateful!

  As I write this post, my precious almost-two-year-old granddaughter is sleeping soundly in the room next door. I know without a doubt it's soundly because she fell asleep in my arms while I rocked her, while I carried her upstairs and lay her down, covering her with a soft blanket, and ten minutes later… Continue reading Oh So Grateful!

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Friday Frippery: Famous Authors’ Rejections

Writer’s Inspiration for a Friday…

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focus photo of yellow paper near trash can “Kobe that crap right in the bin” -some publishers, probably

Thanks to an ever-growing pile of rejections I’ve collected over the past few months, I’ve been pondering the place of the rejection letter in the life of a writer. Am I submitting to the wrong places? Does my work need to be more polished? Is it simply supply and demand?

broken heart love sad My heart is BORKED

Each of those questions could probably have its own lengthy post for an answer. Still, as much as we writers need to be aware of the market, get out the best work we can, and seek publications that will have an interest in our content, we ought to expect rejection. And a lot of it. However, if you’re feeling down about rejection today, know that you’re in great company. Even the giants of Sci Fi, Fantasy, and Horror had their days- check out the list…

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Faith and Spirituality, Family, Gratitude, Uncategorized

This and That

Last week found me a bit under the weather, which included a trip to see my cardiologist. A reminder of how precious life is and how blessed I am to have a device that keeps my heart beating as it should. So this week I'm listing the top three things I'm grateful for. 1.  Family--A… Continue reading This and That