Encouragement, Inspiration, Writing

Two Ways to Fight #Writers Fear

Let's be honest. We writers have several fears about writing. If we haven't published anywhere, we fear to call ourselves a writer. Many times we fear judgment about what we write, so we stall, procrastinate and write on the surface. We fear we don't have an MFA and don't know enough about the writing craft.… Continue reading Two Ways to Fight #Writers Fear

Encouragement, Writing

Seven of Many Reasons Why Lit Agents Reject Your MS

In my neverending quest to move my manuscript (MS) to a literary agent and onto publication, I read info from a few 'writerly' resources. One of these stores of knowledge comes from Meg La Torre of iWriterly YouTube videos. I love that she gets to the point, the videos are brief but cover the subject,… Continue reading Seven of Many Reasons Why Lit Agents Reject Your MS

Travel

A September on Overload, An October to Embrace

What a month September has been. Amid family crises, personal issues, another birthday and travel to Chicago, I feel like I've been on a whirlwind of emotions, back to back. Now that my mom's surgery is over and was successful, I can breathe. She was schooling me on her funeral plans and debating her DNR… Continue reading A September on Overload, An October to Embrace

Healing, Health, poetry, Self Care, tough times, Wisdom

What to Do When You Don’t Feel Safe

This has been a frightening week, interspersed with personal trying periods, and a need to bury my head for a couple of hours at a time. My daughter texted me after the tragedy in Nice, France.   I hated that she felt unsafe. I hated that I couldn't stretch my arms across 1,000 miles and… Continue reading What to Do When You Don’t Feel Safe