Motivation


I’m currently¬†wrapping up my day and ending my week. It also happens to be the last month of the year. Yet as everything is coming to a close, I’m not ready to tie a shiny bow on any of my projects. The fact is I’m in the middle of two manuscripts, the Christmas shopping isn’t finished, and there are always papers to grade and laundry to be washed and folded. If I tried to wrap up anything in my life right now...

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As an imperfect human, I miss things. I miss things epically! I whiff a basketball shot, avoid the jerk cutting me off in traffic, misunderstand a conversation, forget an appointment… Missing is a part of life. If only missing were a sport, I’d be a gold medalist in the Mislympics! Over time, I’ve learned that missing isn’t all bad. There have been times I’ve missed a phone call or someone’s meaning...

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Last weekend I hosted some boisterous Middle School girls for a sleepover. Yes, I’m old enough to have a 13 year old daughter, and I’ve been teaching her and her friends for two squee-filled years. During the giggling, crafting, and truth-or-daring I was taken back to the awkward, self-doubting tween I once was. It wasn’t easy feeling different then, and the same holds true as a 30-something year old. Can you...

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“Presents”

“Presents”


Posted By on Dec 3, 2015 in Blog, Motivation, Writing | 0 comments

I enjoy Christmas, and everything that comes with it; goodwill, cooler weather, hot chocolate, carols, and family. The presents¬†are a bonus. During the span of my lifetime, I’ve observed our culture (and been guilty of) glorifying the presents more and more. It amazes me how that growing desire to have the next best thing correlates with our increasing craving for a presence in this world. I want to buy my loved ones the gift...

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Daylight Savings is upon us and since it’s Fall I’ll be falling back into bed… Or will I? This extra hour is what I pray for every day, so why am I not using it? The struggle is real. Sleep vs. Writing vs. Netflix vs. Reading vs. Family vs. Laundry vs. Saving the World There are so many posts and updates and tweets and videos suggesting how we should manage your time. We should be creating a schedule for our writing...

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Is this really a question? Today, I was working on a #TeaserTuesday for Supernatural Chronicles: The Cupids. My main character, Evelyn, is faced with a short, but epic To Do list that rivals any I’ve ever made. Creating a list of things I hope to accomplish each day (or week) helps me stay on task. It’s only in the last few weeks that I’ve let go of my To Do lists and gone through each day with a little more...

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