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?
So, that's me up there in the center circle! For years, I've written flash fiction, short stories and novels. Sometimes they are published and most times they are not. But, I celebrate the wins along the writing way. I'm a finalist for SheWrites Press and SparkPress fourth annual contest. There will be two winners: One… Continue reading A Writer’s Life
Church services were canceled by our Pastor due to our Governor's decree of no more than 250 people in one area. My mom is in the elderly group (and immunocompromised), so I do take this virus seriously and skipped services. So this weekend (and probably a few more in the immediate future), I find myself… Continue reading Social Isolation and Writing Through Anxiety
Re-reading my 2018 journal entry, I see that I wrote: "I am content." In 2019, I did a lot of stuff, traveled a few places, wrote a whole lot, read 37 books, spent too much time on Netflix, and laughed a lot. I hope to do more of the same in 2020. Another entry… Continue reading What are Your Yes’s and No’s for 2020?