Writer's write. This is what I've been told since the first day I declared my intention to tell the stories inside me. It sounded so simple. You have a story, and you should tell it. Just sit down and write. Simple and straight forward. If only it were that easy. But it's not. Whether you … Continue reading What writers do
“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” ― John Quincy Adams Different things work for different folks. That's pretty much a given. I always respect that what works for me, will not necessarily work for everyone else. This is especially true when it comes to … Continue reading What Works?
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” ― Helen Keller Sometimes, just when we first set out to be writers, we grope around in the dark, we stumble and many of us fall. Some fall completely off the path. I believe that happens to aspiring writers … Continue reading Writing with enthusiasm
"My words sound better coming from my hands than from my mouth."
It's been an interesting summer. Fun times catching up with old friends and revisiting favorite places. My DH (darling husband) an I now travel full time in our 5th wheel and are striking off the places we need to see on our bucket list, before--I hesitate to say it, but before someone kicks the proverbial … Continue reading Traveling, Friendship, and Touring America…before it’s too late
I recently had a visit from a long time friend I had not seen in several years. During the catch-up phase of our conversation, she informed me she had rescued two dogs. Being a dog lover myself, of course, I needed more information. "What breed," I asked. She replied, "mixed." Finally, she got to the … Continue reading What’s in a name?
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.” ― Anais Nin Seriously, do you know what constitutes courage? Some people think of it as the absence of fear. Some people say it is the ability to face the very thing you fear. But I often wonder if the ability to face fears can … Continue reading Courage
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” ― Dr. Seuss The other day I was asked about my fondest memory as a child. Tough question. I have so many memories of a wonderful childhood with loving, interesting, adventurous, extended family that I knew I would need plenty … Continue reading Memories
“Doubt is a virus that attacks our self-esteem, productivity, and confidence. Faith that you and your life are perfectly unfolding is the strongest vaccine.” ― Sean Stephenson Sometimes I question whether or not I should continue to pursue a writing career. I have so many stories to tell, but I get distracted so easily. I … Continue reading Self Doubt
Sometimes you have to know when to retreat, regroup and let go. The next thing is moving forward. What doesn't destroy us only makes us stronger. I find this to be so true. So much for writing horror novels. Although I do love a good horror story, and will continue to write them, I know … Continue reading A day late, but not short.