Just Breathe

Snow

A deadline passes without the goal being accomplished. Then it sits in the mind, nagging away that the goal still needs doing, and other things are piling up around it, falling farther and farther behind. It becomes a snowball rolling downhill. It gathers bits and pieces of broken plans until it’s a giant mess, gathering… Continue reading Just Breathe

That Question

inspiration - that question

Gracious! It's been far too long since I posted last. Before I dive into this post, let me just update everyone on the current book in progress. Mystery of the Golden Shells is now in the professional editor's hands! Now onto the regularly scheduled post 🙂 “Where do you get your inspiration?” This is probably… Continue reading That Question

One Down, One to Go!

Journal Book - writing

I'm popping in really quick to let everyone know that the rough draft for the next adventure book is complete!!!! WordPress and my forgetfulness kind of ruined the surprise of which adventure I'm working on because I was updating things on the website this week and WordPress posted to Facebook already. But in case you… Continue reading One Down, One to Go!

Soul Days and Steam Days

Mug of Cider - Set Up Adventure Story

There's a moment when I walk into my office each morning, coffee in hand, when I see the sunshine streaming through the windows and feel the day open up before me, full of possibilities. It's a beautiful, soul calming moment. Then I open my computer and the work begins. Sometimes that beautiful soul-moment stays with… Continue reading Soul Days and Steam Days

It’s Like a Muscle

Piano - Muscle Memory

Logically I know that if I work out regularly, my muscles will grow stronger. If I practice piano regularly, I’ll slowly improve my sight-reading, my playing, and even the muscle memory in my hands. If I write regularly then… I’m amazed that we treat our brains differently than we do the rest of our bodies.… Continue reading It’s Like a Muscle

Achievable or Not?

Journal Book - writing

I've had this very strange, and lovely, phenomenon happen in the last couple months. Readers, not many but a couple, have contacted me asking when the next book will be out. EEEK! I never in my wildest dreams thought this would happen. I dearly want to give these readers more to read. Here's the kicker, they're not… Continue reading Achievable or Not?

Pen or Computer…That is the Question

Pen and paper

I’ve always hand written my stories. There’s something about the feel of pen and paper that speaks to my creative processes. However, as I work on my next novel, I keep trying to write it on my computer. It’s obviously faster than handwriting and, if I can get my brain to accept this form of… Continue reading Pen or Computer…That is the Question

Detours

I love the journey of self-publishing. The road's challenging, rewarding, frustrating, and always a learning experience. One thing I don't totally love about it, however, is that it's so dependent on my schedule. I know, I know, that sounds odd. I hear the comments now, "But you can make your own work schedule," "You can… Continue reading Detours