When Life Gets in the Way of Itself

It’s incredibly hard to believe that I haven’t posted anything here for almost two months. That was definitely never intentional, nor do I plan to let that happen again. But, as I’ve come to experience all too recently in the last few months, life tends to get in its own way, and I’d look pretty… Read More

Being Your Own Boss: You Do All the Work and You Don’t Get Fired

For years, I’d thought I never wanted to work for myself because I didn’t enjoy what all that responsibility looked like. No one to tell me what to do, no motivation not to mess up, putting all my eggs in one basket. Yes, sadly, I thought I preferred the dredges of working somewhere I didn’t particularly… Read More

Breaking Down the Reader/Author Barrier

Nope, this isn’t a how-to post for authors. No tips or advice for doing this in your own work…and really, it has nothing to do with the act of writing at all. This is simply a silly little ranting post of excitement on my part, and of course, I made a few connections through this… Read More

The Start of a New Year

Happy New Year (late)! It’s 2016, and I’m already amazed by all the things this year has in store, both for me and for all the amazing people I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know in 2015. My husband and I were so lucky to be able to spend the last week of the year… Read More

Getting Back Into “The Zone”

Hello, dear readers! I know, I’ve been away for a while. The last two weeks since I’ve posted have been an incredible whirlwind. I won’t bore you with the details of all my various projects, not the least of which was preparing for, executing, and marketing the launch of my Fantasy novel ‘Daughter of the… Read More

Can You Really Make Your Day Longer?

I’ve had a few people ask me how it is I manage to multi-task between so many different jobs, projects, novels, hobbies, and still get everything done during the day. I’ve started to ask myself that recently, as my husband and I are packing to move into a new house and I just last week… Read More

The Importance of Giving Yourself A Break

Yes, I have been away from making my three posts a week, but it is for a reason. I went on vacation. The picture above is of “the point” on a piece of land on Edisto Island, South Carolina, that has been in my husband’s family for many generations and hundreds of years. We were… Read More

Baby Steps Lead to Everything

This week’s post theme is ‘Working with Others’, and in keeping with that I wanted to write today about how baby steps lead to everything, and that once you take that first, hardest, scariest step, the rest of what you want just falls right into line. I was pretty scared out of my mind when… Read More

What Made You Decide To Be A Writer?

One of my clients, who has now become someone I like to think of as a friend, asked me this question when we were chatting online. “What made you become a writer?”  This, I’ve found, is a topic that comes up a lot in writing groups across the social media board. So I thought it… Read More

It Never Stops … And Then It Gets Better

My week was extraordinarily busy with getting in touch with new people, keeping in touch with old friends and acquaintances, and trying to keep my head on straight amidst the overwhelming bombardment of “social networking” going on in my computer. I had to take a break today, walk away and get some fresh air, and… Read More