Fun, Writing

Writer’s Joy

November is shaping up to be a busy month in my writing life. And I couldn't be more thrilled. There's something about fall (and November is still fall, although late stages) and the  holidays that follow, that brings renewed energy and enthusiasm. And when anything having to do with writing gets thrown in the mix...well,… Continue reading Writer’s Joy

Life Lessons, Quotes, Writing

Summing up Publication

I was walking with a co-worker the other day (one I don't know well) and at one point the conversation went like this: Her:  "Didn't I read somewhere that you're a published author?" Me:    "Yes, I am." Her:   "How did you go about getting published? My sister-in-law wants to publish a YA book but she heard… Continue reading Summing up Publication

Fun, Writing

Off to NaNo Land

For the month of November I'll be off to the land of NaNoWriMo. What's that you say? Click on the link to find out. Maybe you'll decide to join me there next year. Okay, so where I live it looks more like this in November... Sometimes even like this... But regardless of what lies outside,… Continue reading Off to NaNo Land

Family, Gratitude, Quotes, Writing

T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

The Week's Top Three: 3.)  Completing the first draft of my book Shear Madness, which I began in Camp Nano this past July, and beginning to loosely plan the second in the series, Brush with Death, for NaNoWriMo next month. 2.)  That first sweet, juicy, crunchy bite of a Honeycrisp apple on a fall day. Mmmmmm...they are the best!… Continue reading T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

Faith and Spirituality, Fun, Writing

Same Blog, New Look

          I decided my blog needed a facelift. Something lighter, brighter, and airier--is that even a word?  🙂 I'm back to blogging after the intensity of NaNoWriMo and the week of basking in the afterglow.  I'm working with an editor on my novel, The Inheritance, I'm looking forward to the first… Continue reading Same Blog, New Look

Faith and Spirituality, Fun, Gratitude, Writing

NaNoWriMo 2013

NaNoWriMo is over for this year, and I reached my goal of winning--two years in a row.  While I thought I would be looking forward to taking a bit of time off from writing, instead it made me desire to adhere to my writing schedule even more.  Writing is blissfully fulfilling to me.  It's what I do for fun, for peace, for growth. … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2013

Fun, Writing

Short Hiatus

With NaNoWriMo beginning in exactly three hours, I'm taking the month of November off to focus on my NaNo word count.  Here's wishing everyone a beautiful November.  And to all my NaNo friends and cohorts, God willing, we will connect again 50,000 words later.  Write, write, write.  And most of all, enjoy the places your… Continue reading Short Hiatus

Faith and Spirituality, Writing

Transition From Planning to Doing

It comes too easy for me to be in a perpetual state of planning. My day. An idea for a book. How to maximize my ability to serve. How to arrange my work area to best accommodate the reading or writing I "plan" to do. What I can do to be a good friend, good… Continue reading Transition From Planning to Doing