It’s hard not to get caught up in a routine. Morning coffee, homework, working out, household chores – no matter who you are or what stage of life you’re in, you probably have a routine that works for you. Routines are mindless, easy. They take the worry and thinking out of life – just plod along the well-worn… Continue reading Doing Things A Little Differently
Today I’m heading back to work. I’m starting the final book in my YA series, The Rise and Fall of Dani Truehart. While I didn’t get everything I wanted accomplished during my month off, I got a lot done. More important, though, I was able to take a much needed moment to breath and relax. Finishing my second book,… Continue reading Back To Work!
Spend the entire day speaking in nothing but conversation heart phrases. Not sure how much you’ll get done, but it’ll be interesting!Host a virtual “Galentine’s Day” Party – celebrate your besties with a safe, socially distanced soiree. (Don’t think I’ve forgotten about the men – yours is a Palentine’s Day Party – you’re welcome!)Grab a box of… Continue reading Top Ten Ideas Valentine’s Day
Last week was an exciting week for me! I was interviewed by my hometown newspaper, I received more positive reviews for my book, my agent said she liked the second installment to my series, I was asked to autographed my book for someone and I received my first royalty check. Not too shabby for a small-town mom… Continue reading Thank you!
Couldn't Find A Photo Of An Actual Percolator, ... I’m a week into my month-long vacation from writing. I’ve finally taken down my Christmas tree, the decorations are in boxes ready to be put away and half my closet is cleaned out. I’m not moving as quickly as I would like, but it’s progress. I’m also working daily… Continue reading Percolating
For the next four weeks, blogging and book promotions aside, I'm taking a big old break from writing. Amid the chaos of the pandemic, homeschooling and mourning the loss of loved ones, I wrote my second book, revised it EIGHT times and completed the book proposal which is almost as harrowing as writing a book. Side Note: whomever… Continue reading A Moment To Breath
I was cleaning up some papers when I found this oldie but goodie. I think I must have been about fourteen when I wrote it. My first book wouldn't come our for more thirty years after I wrote this - that's a crazy thought for me. I hope my writing skills have improved since this… Continue reading Look What I Found
Learn to Love The Unexpected Sometimes, things don't turn out the way you plan. I never planned to lose my mom and one of my best friends six weeks apart. I never planned on having difficulty having kids. I never planned on a career in television. My entire life has pretty much been one unexpected event… Continue reading Things Don’t Always Turn Out The Way You Plan
I lovethe new year! Popping champagne, staying up until midnight, saying goodbye to the old year and welcoming in the new. Reminiscing about the last twelve months while dreaming of what might be in the year to come. And I love making resolutions. It’s like a reset button for the new year – what do I want to accomplish… Continue reading My New Year’s Resolutions
For me, Christmas is a season of joy, hope, goodwill and new beginnings. It’s a time to look back on the past year and appreciate what I’ve accomplished and survived. It’s also a time to look towards the future and what I’d like to accomplish in the year to come. I’m a kid at heart and I… Continue reading My Christmas Wish