Encouragement, Writing

When You Need a Kick in the Writing Butt

Half of August is gone and September is rolling into view. A lot of stressful events occurred in the last few weeks (life between the sheets of paper) but they aren't my stories to tell right now. They belong to my family but I can share some of my own more positive days. I'm deep… Continue reading When You Need a Kick in the Writing Butt

Encouragement, Faith, Inspiration, Writing

Don’t Meltdown When You Feel Like Giving Up

Have you ever had months or weeks when you just want to throw up your hands and give up? One of those weeks when not much made sense, you asked 'why?' and the gloomy clouds outside matched your mood? Yeah, I had a month of those weeks in my writing life. But a great thing… Continue reading Don’t Meltdown When You Feel Like Giving Up

Revision, Writers

Rejection and Persistence-The Writing Life

I saved this Ray Bradbury quote. Not because I plan to wallpaper a room with rejection slips but to remind myself that my list of rejection e-mails for two of my manuscripts amounts to maybe a quarter of a wall. Rejection emails don't phase me too much anymore. With a click of a button, they slide… Continue reading Rejection and Persistence-The Writing Life