Posts Tagged "Writing"


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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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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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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I’m not even going to try to use horseback riding metaphors in an attempt to paint a picture of me constantly being bucked off my calendar when it comes to writing. But, I will point out that recently writing has mirrored the struggle of keeping my shoes tied. Have you ever had a day when your shoestrings repeatedly came loose, slapping the pavement and threatening to end you in a face plant? Having the kids at home in the...

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I’ve been all talk these first few weeks of 2016. I was hoping the motivational jargon coming out of my mouth would inspire written words. Alas, I’ve only allowed myself to be distracted and aloof. I’m ’bout to get my rear in gear, and cannonball into my writing. The writing waters are cold, and I know because I’ve hesitantly dipped my toes in the shallow end of the pool the first few weeks of January....

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