Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Hi everyone! I know I've been gone awhile but the last time I posted I had said I was working on some children's stories. Well, I am on the brink of getting them published but I needed a little help. My son's story the last 2 years has been challenging to say the least, but he is such a blessing and good things are coming! The books will deal with things such as Dyslexia, different abilities, and sign language. Please check out the following Kickstarter link, Apples and Alligators ... In the Backyard. Share it if you feel inspired, pledge to support it if you are able. Help make this project a reality! The deadline date to pledge is May 26, 2014 so check it out today! Apples and Alligators ... In the Backyard
Friday, July 26, 2013
I recently found this article and I wanted to share it. Check it out. I've completely changed projects and gone from writing women's fiction to writing children's picture books. My children inspired some funny, creative scenerios just by being themselves and I can't wait to share them with you! I am at a crossroads of do I pursue self-publishing or attempt traditional publishing? There are a lot of aspects about my books that I don't want to lose control of if I were to go with a traditional publisher, but do I have the time and stamina to attempt the entire publishing process on my own, financially, emotionally, physically. I've been doing tons of research, but I would love your feedback! Happy Friday everyone!
Friday, July 5, 2013
I’ve been absent from my blog for some time but for good reason. I had a baby who had some challenges. And I had a lot of family injuries too. All within about six months. And it became A LOT to deal with. I was lucky to get through the day some days with everyone bathed, including myself. But going through the fire helped put things into perspective. Life dishes out all sorts of things. Good and bad. Little surprises, some not so little I suppose. But with the right perspective, it was all manageable. I kept reminding myself of how my situation could have been worse. Because it could have been SO much worse. And then I was grateful that it wasn’t. And that thought alone would get me through the day. I relate it to a baby learning to walk. Moving from one end of the room seems unimaginable at first. But he takes one step, then another. Just like life’s surprises. At the time it may seem impossible to make it, but step by step, you succeed. You get through one day, then another, then another. And just when you are getting a stride, you get knocked down again. Just when that baby thinks he’s got this walking thing, he stumbles and falls. But he doesn’t give up. And you don’t give up. He gets up, you get up, brush it off, and take a new step. And another. And another. And you may fall again. He may stumble again. But he wants to get to the other side of the room. And you will get through the day, the week, the month or the year without a set back. And pretty soon, the baby is on the other side of the room, all by himself, without falling once, and then he is running through the yard, and those first few times, when he stumbled and fell are a distant memory the he doesn’t even remember. And looking back at all those setbacks I endured the past year are behind me. I often wonder how I made it, because it was a struggle, but we survived. And we are all healthy, happy and better for it. Life is about perspective. And I am so grateful for all that I have. Thanks for sticking with me and not giving up on me. It’s good to be back.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
I've been absent for some time. Since I last posted I found out I was pregnant, moved, had a baby and well, there actually is no way I can explain all that has happened here. If you would like to read the whole story, check out this blog. Thanks for always being so supportive and encouraging.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
QUOTE OF THE DAY: Live with intention, Walk to the edge, Listen hard, Practice wellness, Play with abandon, Laugh, Choose with no regret, Continue to learn, Appreciate your friends, Do what you love, Live as if this is all there is. ~Mary Anne Hershey
Its been four months since I blogged. Part of me feels guilty. Part of me feels vindicated. I have good reason.
Blogging had become a drain for me. A drain for my time. A drain for my words. And not because blogging is a bad thing, or a drain in and of itself, but the way I managed my blog was not very efficient. Therefore, the best thing I could do was quit cold turkey. At least for a little while.
So the last time I posted I had been rejuvenated in writing my book and I'm proud to say I finished it the middle of May. The 15th to be exact. May 15 became my last and final goal. I had set and reset the damn goal I don't know how many times, but I finally got to the point in the story I could see the end. I could feel it and the momentum grew. In fact, I wrote over 15,000 that last week alone.
So now its revision time. Edit and revise. Edit and revise.
And some other news, during that time I finished my book, I also received word that I'd been accepted into the Aspen Writer's Foundation Summer Words Program. I've never attended a conference or workshop of any sort and I had no idea what to expect.
I think I can safely say that my expectations were blown away. It was a fantastic opportunity and I brought home many treasures. I studied with best selling author Elinor Lipman and ten other fabulous fellow authors. Its always interesting what you learn during trips like that, away from home. I learned that I can pick up after myself quite well, and the messy house is not my fault. I learned that I like to get up early for a job I love. I learned that not everyone has the same opinion about my book or writing style that I do. But I also learned that there are still a lot of good and wonderful people in the world and I can't wait to meet more of them!
And I learned to never, ever give up. Although I knew that, but its always good to be reminded.
Persistence. Persistence. Persistence.
Happy Tuesday everyone. And I missed you.