You’re Moving Slowly, But You Better Not Stop Chasing Those Dreams!

What's the one dream you carry close to your heart? I bet you think about it almost every day. Then you continue to dream about it through the night. And sometimes you get lost in conversations because one word sends you out of this world to think about reaching said dream. I believe everyone has …

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Character Building. Don’t Be Afraid To Start Again

For a while, it feels as if I have been struggling to get my novel moving forward at a steady pace. In fact, I have been annoyed with almost every attempt I've made to get through the book's start. I had to sit back and figure out what was causing these foolish moments. They seemed …

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You Should Write What YOU Want To Write

Pinterest is a great site to look for almost any image you want to see. But it is very easy to allow yourself to get lost inside the many images you might find. Yesterday, while I was pulled away from getting any work done, I found a new quote that made me smile.  After I …

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My Top 5 Women Authors

The great thing about a novel is you can get lost in the story written on the pages without knowing a single thing about the author bringing those words to life. Whether they are male, female, or transgender, it doesn't matter. All that should matter is the great story they placed into your hands. The …

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10 Tips To Squeeze Some Reading Into Your Busy Day

When I was younger it was nothing for me to finish a novel in less than a week's time. Even with all the reports I was working on or the tests I tried to study for. But these days I allow myself to become preoccupied with other tasks I feel are more important than getting …

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You Gotta Write What You Gotta Write…No Matter How Embarrassing

A couple days ago I shared this post about figuring out many details for my novel. I was so pumped to get the story started. Sadly, I couldn't get past page one. You might ask why. The answer is simple all while being extremely embarrassing...Fan Fiction Yeah, I went out there and said it. I don't know …

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Pros & Cons To Working At Home

I have been sharing some of my experiences as I take on the new, old, known, and unknown steps to being a self-publishing author working at home. Most days, it's usually pretty simple to get the steps I've thought up for my day completed. Even with the simplicity, there are challenges that limit me from …

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What I Can See Is My Enemy And Don’t Even Get Me Started On What I Can Hear

Once my husband leaves for work, I sit down at my computer to start typing up something new. I might be working on a blog post, writing out a chapter, creating a new character, scheming up an exciting scene, or simply staring at the screen waiting for something to pop into my head. I am …

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Creativity Should Never Be Locked Away

When I was young, I discovered the simple beauty a crayon could create. As I dove more into this dicovery, I learned there were many different forms of art waiting ahead of me. Being young, I stepped mainly into art with crayons, markers, colored pencils, children's clay, and on occasion paint. Art was brought into …

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We Could All Use Some Happiness! Even Just Another 10%!

Yesterday, I shared a blog post about all the crazy thoughts in my head every time I sit down to write. I didn't mention it then, but I think it's about time to bring it up. I'm talking about meditation! Oh yeah, I understand there are skeptics out there and some people claim "I just don't …

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