Inspiration


Wholehearted in 2018

Wholehearted in 2018


Posted By on Jan 4, 2018

A few of my close friends choose a word annually to help them focus, a kind of loose resolution. The words are encouraging, challenging, and/or empowering. Selecting a word can influence your attitude towards your career, hobbies, family, and more. I’ve decided to take on my friends’ tradition, and my first word promises to filter into every aspect of my life. For me, 2018 will be about writing with my whole heart! Unique...

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Juggling Knives (a.k.a. Life)

Juggling Knives (a.k.a. Life)


Posted By on Sep 27, 2017

The act of juggling life and everything it throws at me can feel like catching the tail of a cat in one hand and the blade of a knife in the other. Working on more than one project may be inevitable, but the end result will never be successful if I’m not willing to concentrate and make the best of a stressful situation. I’m not a fan of multitasking. In the moment, there’s a thrill that comes with deadlines and...

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Finding Your Finish Line

Finding Your Finish Line


Posted By on Apr 22, 2017

After running what felt like a marathon, I’ve finished my latest rough draft. The words poured out of me for three months like sweat. And, Friday evening I brought the first novel, in a three-book series, to a satisfying close. A few days before my personal deadline, it was as if the finish line came into view and I started sprinting. My fingers felt the burn.   Taking a few deep breaths over the weekend, I rested up. I...

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Seeing Myself… Clearly?

Seeing Myself… Clearly?


Posted By on Feb 20, 2017

If you didn’t know, I’m working on a new book and it has me seeing myself in a new way. Whether I’m checking myself out in the mirror or doing some soul searching in preparation for next week, clarity has always been an issue for me. It’s easier to see myself through the eyes of others. They have a better view, right? Last night, I clicked through a Facebook link to have a quiz guess my age and height based on...

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Hope

Hope


Posted By on Nov 23, 2016

hope hōp/ a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. Hope isn’t a bad thing, in fact, hope can change lives. I recently tattooed ‘Hope’ on my forearm as a reminder of its consistent ability to lift my spirits and motivate me. But there’s a catch. You have to choose who or what you have hope in carefully. During past holidays, I’ve found hope in family, friends, and what the new...

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R.U.S.H.

R.U.S.H.


Posted By on Oct 19, 2016

Running a race is all about winning said race, right? I ran in college, but now you couldn’t get me to run if there were a horde of freakishly fast Walking Dead headed in my direction. For the sake of my musings, let’s make the race a metaphor for life. The faster you run, or the more you rush, the sooner you get to the end. Everyone wants the gold medal, but very few are concerned with how they perform during the race....

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