I was blessed to be able to retire early from my W2 job in May 2021 and to begin filling my days with family and things I'm passionate about as an entrepreneur: writing and life coaching. The job I retired from was sucking the life out of me while my self-employment status breathes life into… Continue reading We All Have 24 Hours in a Day
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
“Real” Writers Write Anyway. Or Do They?
This past July was the first time I haven't met my Camp NaNo goal. What's Camp NaNo you ask? Read about it here and perhaps you might decide to partake in April of 2020. 🙂 One week into the month and I suspected I might have a difficult time meeting my goal. Two weeks into… Continue reading “Real” Writers Write Anyway. Or Do They?
Making a Difference to Just One
A while back a friend talked to me about her desire to make a difference in the lives of others by getting her "story" out there. That story consists of almost being murdered by her ex-husband. No one--as in not one--not even the doctors, expected her to survive. But survive she did! She's truly a… Continue reading Making a Difference to Just One