Fun, goals, Quotes, Writing

The Thrill of the Climb

Today I'm posting some quotes that have made a huge impact on me and that go hand in hand with reaching the finish line of Camp NaNo (which was yesterday). Yes, I made my goal! It was a little "iffy" at times, but I did it. There's nothing as exhilarating as reaching the summit! :-)… Continue reading The Thrill of the Climb

Fun, Writing

Book Launch Partytime

This past Saturday was my book launch for not one, but two books. Finding Abby was released in November. Life got in the way and I didn't advertise, promote, nothing. With my recent release, Shear Malice, book three in the Melanie Hogan cozy mystery series, I decided to have a double release. And better yet,… Continue reading Book Launch Partytime

Fun, Writing

Detour Home

A while back I mentioned my new online home, where I've also transferred my blog. That being said, I neglected to include a sign up/follow button on my new site. It took me a while to get around to doing that, but it's now done. I would absolutely love to have you visit me over… Continue reading Detour Home

Fun, Nature, Writing

A Little of This, A Little of That

My novel, Shear Madness, Book One in The Melanie Hogan Mystery Series, gets shipped off for a final edit this week. The planned release is in July. ūüôā The rest of this month I'm going to focus on the revision of Book Two, Shear Deception. And then July 1st it's off to Camp again for¬†Camp… Continue reading A Little of This, A Little of That

Gratitude, Life Lessons, Writing

Light in the Midst of Darkness

We have had some amazing weather in Colorado the past couple of days, and today was the best. I was running this morning in the warmth, even the breeze was gentle and warm, the sun's rays reaching the depths of my soul. The renewed energy and lightness of spirit carried me for most of my… Continue reading Light in the Midst of Darkness

Alcoholism, Quotes, Writing

The Act of Writing vs. Being a Writer

A lot of people write and a whole lot more have the desire to write. If you're writing, you are, indeed, a writer. If you have the desire to write but haven't actually put pen to paper--or fingertips to keyboard--you haven't crossed the line yet from dreamer to writer. That being said it's never too… Continue reading The Act of Writing vs. Being a Writer

Faith and Spirituality, Fun, Life Lessons, Quotes, Writing

My One Word for 2015…and a Goal

Several years ago I abandoned the New Year's resolution attempts for New Year's goals. And three years¬†ago I abandoned New¬†Year's goals for My One Word. I'm not going say one is better than the others, only that My One Word appealed to me. In fact, I think New Year's resolutions get a bad rap. Sure… Continue reading My One Word for 2015…and a Goal

Alcoholism, Family, Gratitude, Life Lessons, Writing

Wrapping up 2014

It's hard to believe that¬†in just two short days we'll be¬†viewing 2014 and all of¬†its cherished memories and experiences through the rear view mirror. While there are numerous quotes about the dangers of, and time wasted from, looking in the rear view mirror, I'm of the belief that it has its time and place. As… Continue reading Wrapping up 2014

Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Life Lessons, Quotes

Living with Intention

Life¬†is often¬†lived in such a rush, as if we're racing to get somewhere, that so many¬†blessings go¬†unnoticed. The only place we will get by¬†racing through the day is one step closer to the end. I don't know about you, but I want to experience all that I'm given, tasting and savoring every morsel of the… Continue reading Living with Intention

Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Quotes

T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

My Top Three for the Week: 3.)¬† An exhilarating run on an exceptionally warm October evening, followed by a hot shower, a bowl of popcorn, a glass of A&W, and watching an episode of Castle. The ingredients for a perfect evening. ūüôā 2.)¬† Finally, after several years, finding strength to truly forgive myself for a… Continue reading T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday