Brand Yourself


I think I’ve finally grabbed hold of the message. This past year of writing, I’ve wrestled with all the usual writer issues like: Keeping my butt in the chair (distractions at home with family…need I say more?) Putting actual (and many) words on a page–or computer screen now that I’ve succumbed to technology Believing I … More Brand Yourself

Love, War and Sex


My husband and I celebrated our third year anniversary this week. We were fortunate to take off for a few days on an adventure of zip lining through the forest near our home (Mt. Hermon Redwood Canopy Tours), then on to Half Moon Bay where we enjoyed good food, window shopping, long conversations, watching airplanes … More Love, War and Sex

Every Little Miracle


Excerpt number ?… Every little miracle along the way encouraged us. I enlisted the help of my son Chris to help me get  paperwork I needed from Nevada to save me a trip. He gladly managed the task immediately and sent the papers off–express mail. A couple of days later, after checking the mailbox and porch … More Every Little Miracle

Feeling Small


Sometimes as a writer in the vast world of professional bloggers, published authors, agents and publishing companies I feel very small. One of my favorite authors, Mary DeMuth, wrote a moving and challenging article in her e-zine this week addressing this apparently common issue. Her words encouraged me tremendously, especially since Mary writes amazing stories … More Feeling Small

Hunt for the Ring


This excerpt precedes last week’s, but getting to that point took some work. Below shows some of the typical times we had with the kids… I like that one there,” I said pointing out a couple of rings that slightly appealed to me. “I like smaller versus something like that big thing (which was probably … More Hunt for the Ring

Oops


This week I responded to a request for comments on Facebook about a new e-book that’s come out by Jeff Goins. As I mentioned in last week’s blog, What Makes a Writer a Writer, I found his blog post last week very helpful and encouraging. Naturally I was happy to make a favorable comment! My … More Oops