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
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
The Adventure Cover Part 1
Creating a Cover...Yikes! It sounds so straightforward. Make a picture to put on the cover of a book. Except you have to choose font, color, back cover text, image, size of image...oh wait, that image has to fit inside the 'live' areas of the book without getting cut off in printing. A cover isn't just… Continue reading The Adventure Cover Part 1
Artists, Amazing Artists
I'm a writer but expect me to draw a picture and you'll get a stick figure. Stories flow through my brain all the time, it's a constant river of possibilities. I'm gifted this way. But I am not gifted in drawing, in illustration, and the people who are gifted this way boggle my mind. They… Continue reading Artists, Amazing Artists
Writing's a solitary activity. As Stephen King says, "Write with the door closed." That's the initial process, at least. Close out the world and let the story reign. But then the book's written and it either sits alone and unshared, or the writer must crack the door open. With trembling fingers, she opens the door… Continue reading Mental Shift
Join Me in the Adventure?
I'M BACK! Oops, sorry, didn't mean to shout. It's crazy how fast time flies! Especially when you set yourself a goal that you really want to achieve. To recap: This year involves The Adventure to Achieve a Life-Long Dream. In other words, my goal is to publish a book. Thus, why I've not been posting. I've been… Continue reading Join Me in the Adventure?
Chasing Dreams Amidst the Storms
I’ve determined my fear will not stop me from riding a motorcycle. This does not mean, however, that the road will not throw debris in my face. Similarly, just because I’ve determined to push ahead with self publishing Moonrise Mountain, my first adventure story, does not mean there will not be hiccups in the… Continue reading Chasing Dreams Amidst the Storms
It's adventure time! Read on and vote in the comments for however you'd like to proceed. =) The Falls You’ve never been to the falls before but every part of it speaks of familiarity, like an old coat that rests, warm and comfortable, against your shoulders. At first you shrugged the feeling off as a… Continue reading The Falls