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
Last week was perhaps one of the busiest weeks I've had in a long time, in large part due to Crime Victims' Rights week (more on that next week), causing me to fall a bit behind on my Camp NaNo hourly goal. Nothing I can't make up, though. And Saturday's all-day event made it worth… Continue reading Book in a Day
Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. Instagram. Tumblr. Snapchat. Pinterest. Flickr. These are only a handful of the dozens of social networking sites and apps. One study predicted the number of those using these sites and apps is likely to cross the 2.6 billion mark by 2018. And here we are. It's 2018. But is the facination with… Continue reading Social Media – Friend or Foe?
B-U-S-Y. It's one of my least favorite four-letter words. No matter where you look, people are busy. And the typical answer when asking someone you haven't seen for a while how they've been, is "Busy." People are busy. Work is busy. Life is busy. Everything and everyone is busy. We're busy at work and then… Continue reading My Least Favorite Four-Letter Word
My Top Three For the Week: 3.) Watching the movie Jane Austen's Bookclub - again. I never tire of that movie. Or You've Got Mail. If you haven't seen them, you won't regret taking the time to do so. 2.) Finding a quote that I needed to read exactly when I read it. Allow me to share it… Continue reading T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday
I've decided to take a week-long "partial" leave of absence from electronics. I received an email the other day that contained a series of pictures, each with a brief caption beneath it, that had a profound effect on me. Let me share some of them with you here: A day at the beach Out on… Continue reading Back to the Basics
Whether it's revising my novel, journaling, blogging, or writing letters to the children I sponsor through Compassion International, I try to do some sort of writing every day. But truth be told, some days I just simply don't feel like writing. And from reading what other writers have to say, I'm not alone in that… Continue reading When I Just Don’t Feel Like Writing
Whether it's a vacation or staycation, it's medicine for the soul. What better therapy is there than to unplug from all things electronic and just get back to nature. To the simplest of pleasures. There is much to be said for simplicity that is best summed up not with words, but in quiet reflection. Uncomplicated living. Even for… Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Vacations