Last year right around my bday I took a second job. I had just turned 40 and honestly it felt like a defeat. It meant I still wasn’t published, wasn’t any closer to achieving my dreams despite the thousands of words, hundreds of hours, and dogged pursuit of becoming a better writer. It’s a nice… Continue reading Ash Wednesday
This week I finished my book. When I say finished, I mean, it’s done, I’m not changing another word until someone willing to pay me money for it tells me too. By now you’re probably catching on that writing a book is a multi step process, so “done” is a somewhat relative term. The kids were… Continue reading One Step Closer
Well, I made it to December in more or less one piece. The last major draft of my book is finished. It’s with a friend now who is editing it for grammar and mechanics, but the story is done. No more changing it, at least not until a publisher gets a hold of it and… Continue reading Happy Christmas
The winner of the “Balance, Busyness and Not Doing it All” is Jodi! Congratulations and I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did and I hope some of the rest of you will check it out as well. It was such an encouragement. This week has been pretty exciting. Well, exciting to me,… Continue reading Time to Celebrate!
This past June one of my writing friends and I were invited a writer’s retreat on Lake Michigan. It was fabulous and completely reinvigorated my writing. The downside is that you can’t be at a Lake Michigan retreat every day, how to stay inspired while at home with piles of laundry everywhere. One of my… Continue reading Writer’s Retreat
The writer’s weekend was incredible. My cautious hopes for the weekend were blown out of the water. I was more then inspired! The setting was amazing, the weather perfect, the food good and the fellowship fantastic! Lake Michigan really is my soul place, I’ve had several precious moments here and this was so exception.… Continue reading Writer’s Retreat