Limbo

Sometimes in my writing, I feel like I am in a sort of limbo stage. I ask myself, now what? And as usual, it comes about this time of the year, when I should be excited about the holiday season. After all, NaNoWriMo has been completed for another year by yours truly. I did win, […]

National Novel Writing Month

As if I didn’t have enough on my plate as it was – after all, I am in the middle of getting editing on Luna, writing two more novellas for the Portals Series, and working hard at keeping my page view streak going on a few things while working a full time job and having […]

The Keeper of the Key

Periodically, I offer one of my Portals Series for free for a few days via Amazon Kindle in the hopes that perhaps one person or more will leave a review. This weekend, you can get the first book, The Keeper of the Key, free on Amazon Kindle. Until Halloween is over, it’s completely free! The […]

Reviews: A necessary evil?

I’m flying a bit high today – you see, I got my first independent review yesterday. A fellow #writingcommunity follower from Twitter read THREE of my works and wrote her opinion on them. (Check out her blog for the review.) I am elated to have reached this pinnacle of writing, that other authors are starting […]

A much needed hike

I am fortunate to have every other Saturday off, for the most part, at my full time job. This past Saturday was one such day and it was a glorious autumnal day at that. Since the other half works a traditional Monday to Friday 9-5 job, he and I plan things to do on my […]

I’ve Got the Power

I tend to hyper-fixate on certain subjects and certain words from time to time. There was the time I learned all I could about the American Civil War (which still fascinates me to this day). There was the time I researched the Greek word λόγος (or logos) just because it was interesting. Get me talking […]

You’ve Got This

Often, when someone is doubting their abilities to do something, usually out of the ordinary, someone inevitably tells them; “Don’t worry, you’ve got this!” But what is the “this” that one’s got? Often, the “this” is a task or challenge that might seem difficult. It’s an obstacle in the way, or a mentality one cannot […]

It’s been a wild and crazy year

One year ago, I started a new project…. I started actively blogging on this very site. I had started blogs in the past, notably the genealogical history blog I still write on Blogger, but I hadn’t actively aimed to do more than a post a month or so. My goal with this blog wasn’t really […]

Change the Voices in Your Head

I have a confession to make. While others see me as beautiful and kind, it’s hard for me to see it. My other half will attest to this. While there are days I feel absolutely gorgeous in my own skin, there are still days where I can hear some ugly voices from my past. When […]

Gratitude

Yesterday, I attended the evening portion of my church’s camp retreat at our denomination’s campground out in the country in our little swath of the Midwest. I had a chance to be out in nature, where my cell phone had no reception and I was able to just recharge my soul in the company of […]