Within the burrows of my heart hides this tiny creature. It's fuzzy with rounded ears and a small nose, much like a pika. It's about the same size too. This is the creature that jumps for glee at being invited to a friend's event or that scrambles with purpose when hosting a game night. This… Continue reading Rare Creature Sighting
Last week I reminisced about the color of The Adventure's cover and the balance between loving the cover as it is and trying to use it for marketing. In other words, trying to make it visible on a book shelf or a screen. This week, please bear with me while I share the learning curve… Continue reading What’s in a Name?
A professor of mine back in college educated us on how book covers are made in the traditional book publishing industry. It kind of terrified me. Why? Because the author has very little say in the design and ultimate copy of the cover. Don’t get me wrong, she can have some input, but an author… Continue reading Note to Self, Go Lime Green
The human brain is a marvelous thing. Just like a muscle, it can be worked out until doing certain activities becomes easier. Memory can be improved by memorizing (imagine that). Reading can be improved by reading and writing. Sight reading sheet music can be improved by practicing piano. I could go on. But similarly, if… Continue reading Working Out the Brain
It's that time of year again...already. I've no idea where 2017 went, but it's interesting to look back for a second and contemplate. Last year this time I hoped to self publish one of the adventures in 2017. It was my next big project. I hoped you could, "hold a hard copy of an adventure… Continue reading At the Door of December
There was a point I wasn't sure this would actually happen...actually, there were a lot of points. There's a proverb that says, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life." (Proverbs 13:12) I've felt that heartsick feeling. Now I can say the flip side of the proverb is… Continue reading Savoring the Moment
As The Adventure's launch date arrives this weeks, my well laid plans screech into the finish line with the back end swerving out of control. As the saying goes, "We plan, God laughs." This may be true. I don't think the laugh is maniacal or cruel, I think it's just amused because God knows the… Continue reading Hiccups
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