Defining Success

My husband and I have this routine we follow almost every night before we drift into dream land. No planning went into this routine, no preconceived notion forms how it's followed but over the years it's developed into a habit. As we lay there about to drift off, we let everything from the day come… Continue reading Defining Success

The Trap in Dreaming

Achieving dreams, pursuing dreams, realizing dreams. These sound so much nicer than achieving goals, pursuing goals, realizing goals. The former sound beautiful, exciting and empowering. The latter sound like we're sitting in a business meeting, working. When I post about The Adventure, it usually involves something about my 'life dream coming true,' and I use… Continue reading The Trap in Dreaming

Terror from a Box

I stated Thursday that the realization hit, "This is really happening," in regards to publishing The Adventure. That realization was both happy (Yay, I made it this far!) and terrifying. This post is the terrifying and how I'm dealing with it. =) The updated proof arrived in the mail last Thursday. Eager child that I… Continue reading Terror from a Box

Hitting Pavement

There's always a moment when pursuing a dream when it hits you, "This is actually happening." When I was learning to ride a motorcycle, that moment arrived with a ┬ásmack against the pavement. I dumped the motorcycle I was riding during the class. As I stood up, my body shaking and my mind racing in… Continue reading Hitting Pavement

Eating an Elephant

Nostalgia hit me. It gave no warning and only let go when I became aware of what was happening. The sneaky little... Anyway, I was sitting at my desk staring at the master plan...err calendar for blog posts. Today's date said Thank You's. My past self didn't give my present self any more guidance than… Continue reading Eating an Elephant

Updates Pending…

I have this master plan... really it's just a schedule for upcoming posts. For today, it said Book Production Update. Sounds official at least, right? but when I sat down to write, I realized anything I could post about would be horribly boring. I've already written about anything interesting and really, I'm now in a… Continue reading Updates Pending…

Blessed by Kickstarter Success!

The Adventure Kickstarter came to a close yesterday, 109% funded. The generosity and support people gave this last month warms my heart. I really didn't know what to expect when I launched the project and the response I got seriously brings tears to my eyes, like a giant hug from everyone I've met and even… Continue reading Blessed by Kickstarter Success!

HA! KDP Figured

Formatting, formatting, formatting... This post deals with the difference between formatting for a physical book in CreateSpace and formatting for the digital copy in KDP. There may be a bit of ranting. You have been warned. You design a book for CreateSpace, picturing the physical copy in your hand. There's a helpful, little option in… Continue reading HA! KDP Figured