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 →
How are you doing? It occured to me today, that a lot of people have been through the gauntlet so far this year. Some of you lost your jobs, others are affected by the ongoing turmoil in and outside America. I can't imagine how you're feeling right now, but I hope you take heart and... Continue Reading →
One thing I hope you take away from my meanderings, is to enjoy your life. Don't beat yourself up for missing the occasional deadline or falling out of habits. Sometimes, we structure our lives too much, so much that we forget how to be part of the world outside our screens. I hope you find ways to surround yourself with beauty this week. I hope you are inspired 🙂
Welcome back y'all! I just realized this is my 600th post for this blog (wow). In honor of this mini-milestone, I think I'd like to give away a free signed paperback copy of Silver Hollow to the person who leaves the comment with my favorite answer to this very important question: "Which book first sparked... Continue Reading →
Neither of us is giving up by any means. Instead of letting the news keep him down, I'm so proud to say he's been working just as hard to become better and apply again. But it has also put a major shift on my #writinglife trajectory for 2020.
Can y'all believe it's almost February already? This month has flown by for me. Now that I'm deep in the heart of Blackbriar Cove, my teasers will come few and far between. Because, let's be honest, there are only so many I can share without unleashing too many spoilers. So while this won't be the final issue,... Continue Reading →
How do you tackle a sequel? Not just any sequel, either, but to your first big book baby? In 2017, I decided to finally act and rewrite/revise Silver Hollow. In the process, I started to plan ahead for what I hope to be many sequels (6 seasons and a movie! ;p j/k). I would love to say the road was easy-going, but when is it ever easy for an Indie?