How old is too old to start?

“Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” ― Samuel Ullman Is it too late to start writing that novel you always dreamed about? I don’t think so. In fact I know it’sContinue reading “How old is too old to start?”

A little bit of advice about giving up…

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ― Thomas A. Edison Have you ever considered giving up?  Good news, you are not alone. I’m going to give you a few example of others who almost pitched in the towel and leftContinue reading “A little bit of advice about giving up…”

Writing with enthusiasm

“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 writersContinue reading “Writing with enthusiasm”

What writers do

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 youContinue reading “What writers do”

Traveling, Friendship, and Touring America…before it’s too late

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 proverbialContinue reading “Traveling, Friendship, and Touring America…before it’s too late”

What’s in a name?

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 theContinue reading “What’s in a name?”

Courage

  “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 canContinue reading “Courage”