Most creatives I know reach that point where the cup runs empty. You struggle to find inspiration, the muse leaves you, or you can't seem to find ways to replenish your creativity. For fun, and on a variation of a theme, I wanted to share some of what has inspired me lately. Are you ready?
I no longer beat myself up for not accomplishing what I set out to do or compromising in order to keep up my emotional and interpersonal health. Like I tell my six-year-old, so long as you try your best, that's what counts. These days, I am trying my best to do better in every aspect of my life. With the mental and emotional room to turn to business and the business of writing, I'm approaching 2022 with a fresh attitude.
Today, (to keep myself accountable 🙂 I'm sharing my final Tuesday Teaser for Blackbriar Cove. I'm about to ship off my manuscript to my editor and finally fix a release date, and all that jazz. Wish me luck! Meanwhile, I hope you are able to find escape for a few minutes today. Let me carry you with me to a world of magic and danger. I promise to deliver you safely back to reality when we're done. 😉
It wasn’t as though Jo had forgotten who and what they were. But life as a human had been easier in so many ways. Faye never quite let her forget, and the life their parents presented for Amie’s sake had been false. But there had been moments when Jo could close her eyes and almost believe. Faye had at least the presence of mind to pretend a while longer, until Jo could put Amie under. The spell wouldn’t last much longer, because Faye was barely under control, and Jo was weakening.
I hope today finds you in a good place. I hope you've enjoyed the sunshine wherever you are in the world, and that you're hanging in there one day at a time. Let's "keep swimming" and meanwhile, enjoy this week's sneak peek inside Blackbriar Cove.
Welcome back to another Tuesday Teaser, y'all! As some of you may already know, I was forced to put my plans for Blackbriar Cove on hold after the hellacious 2020. However...I'm excited to report I'm back on track with my second draft and plan to publish this year! Besides that, I'm also drafting a new,... Continue Reading →
Now that I'm in my 30's, I've realized how important it is to cut out time for myself. I used to guilt myself over this as a new mom, but after crashing and burning because I wasn't taking care of myself, I've learned from past mistakes. No matter how much you love your kids, your spouse, or your job, you can't neglect yourself.
Hey friends 🙂 Anyone else ready for Fall yet? I have my orange Halloween lights up, because technically, it's almost Fall...right? Okay, I couldn't wait any longer. And part of me believes if I begin decorating at least with orange and other Fall goodies, maybe the weather will finally cool off. I hope you're finding... Continue Reading →
At the end of the day, I can't really say what's going to happen in the future. I'll finish my second draft of Blackbriar Cove. I'll hug my little guy. I'll read a lot of books. Above all, I'll keep writing, no matter what. That's my promise to my future self.
Welcome back, everyone! I feel like this summer has flown by. I can't believe we're almost in August. This year holds extra significance for me, because my little guy will be starting Pre-K in a few weeks. I've been a bit of an emotional wreck, not to mention a nervous mama with health and safety concerns. I... Continue Reading →