Inspiration

Holding Space Today

photo by Regina Lord womenofgreen.com Holding space. We can hold space for others or for ourselves. Today, I’m holding space for myself. I'm present for myself emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I’m intentional about setting time aside to be fully present and providing my full and undivided attention to me. Today I’m setting boundaries for myself.… Continue reading Holding Space Today

Inspiration

A Season of Rest and Reflection

We’ll experience the longest and the darkest night of the year as well as the shortest day on December 21, 2021. The final full moon of 2020 rises over downtown Los Angeles the day after the first rain of the season. In Southern California, rain is in the forecast. Our drought-stricken land needs this second… Continue reading A Season of Rest and Reflection

NaNoWriMo, Self Care, Writing

A NaNoWriMo Discovery: Why I Quit

This is not another NaNoWriMo (NNWM) story, and it is. When I say it’s not, it’s because I’m not touting the achievements I’ve made and that I’m all into hitting that 50,000-word mark by November 30th. NaNoWriMo And this is not to discredit anyone who can and will hit that mark. Best wishes to all… Continue reading A NaNoWriMo Discovery: Why I Quit

Writing

What Does Winning a Writing Contest & Love Have in Common?

A three-way tie the email read. "The first time in the contest history." The news startled me in a good way. I really won a publishing contract? My Young Adult novel, STRONG WOMEN GROW HERE, will be published in Spring 2023? After the exhale, I read the whole message. Usually, there are two winners: One… Continue reading What Does Winning a Writing Contest & Love Have in Common?