• Inspirational,  Journal,  Writing

    Lessons Learned in 2018

    Once again, the end of the year is near and there is so much I’ve learned this year in my life, my business, and my home. You may not think it would benefit you to read about things I’ve learned throughout the year, but doing just that may bring something similar to light that you may have learned and forgotten during the year or perhaps there’s something I learned that may enlighten you to something new. If you would like to see my list from last year you can find it HERE! Now on to this year… I’ve had a tough year writing this year. I had everything planned out,…

  • Writing,  Writing Fun!

    December 2018’s Writing Theme: Lesson You Learned…

    It’s the last month of the year and we are heading into a new one. So for this month’s writing; tell me about something you learned that changed the way you think about writing. Example: This may sound silly, but I did realize how connections with others would streamline your writing.  I’ve met some wonderful writers and authors that have helped me in ways no one else could. I needed someone who’s been in my position to give me advice and they are so cool about answering my questions and giving advice.  If you’re in the same position, find a group of authors who will give you advice, encourage you and allow you to read there awesome…

  • Journal,  Writing

    Our Traditions… What are yours?

    Traditions Traditions are everywhere during the holidays and we are no exception. Though some may find our traditions silly or unique, they are ours and we will continue them for years to come; passing them to our children and our children’s children. What Are They? Well, I’ve touched on this as well as reasons for and the importance of traditions in another post you can find HERE. Today I want to tell you about a few we have in our family and I would love, love, LOVE to hear some of yours so comment below or send me a message!! Reason For Our Traditions Honestly, some of our traditions started…

  • Journal,  Writing

    Favorite Writer/Author Gifts

    It’s that time of year again where everyone is struggling to find the perfect gift or perhaps you haven’t even begun to think about the holidays. Well, I’m here to give you a hand. I’ve written about Writer Gifts before and you can check those out here, but I feel I should add to that with some new items Writers and Authors may like as well as book lovers! Us authors would be nowhere without our lovely readers that keep us sane and encourage us to continue providing fantastic stories! Note: This post may contain affiliate links. This just means that I may receive a small commission, at no additional cost…

  • Inspirational,  Journal,  Writing

    Discover

    This weeks word is Discover. What does it mean to discover? Well, let’s take a look before getting into some other aspects of the word. What is Discover? Dictionary to see, get knowledge of, learn of, find, or find out; gain sight or knowledge of (something previously unseen or unknown) to notice or realize Archaic. to make known; reveal; disclose. WIKI To find or learn something for the first time. To remove the cover from; to uncover (a head, building etc.). To expose, uncover. To create by moving a piece out of another piece’s line of attack. To reveal (information); to divulge, make known. To reconnoitre, explore (an area). To manifest without…

  • Journal,  Writing

    Where Did the Time Go… Half the Year Gone!!

    Half of the year has gone... Where did the time go? It's definitely going faster than I would like...  We are now one half of the way through the year and I thought it would be a good time to review my goals and see where my progress is at. So let's get right into it...

  • Journal,  Writing

    What is a Story?

    As I sit here typing this, I originally had a different topic to provide, but while reading a few nights ago, this came to mind and stuck so there has been a little change in topic for this post. Let’s get to it. What Is a Story~ A story is a depiction of a character’s journey as they pursue an object, person, act of revenge, etc. while battling obstacles and challenges along the way. Stories are here to entertain, educate, inspire and intrigue the masses with their tales of wonder, adventure, creative learning, and more. No matter what type of story created, there is someone out there ready to read…

  • Journal,  Writing

    Events For Readers

    As an author I am alway thinking of ways to engage my readers, to give back to those who support and read my work. Well today I wanted to give you, the reader, more than just books to read. After doing a quick search, I realized there are so many events for readers and writers alike and I want to share some with you. Conferences: Title: Readers & Writers Locations: Seattle, WA & Tampa, FL Dates: July 14 (WA) & August 25 (FL) About: Meet Authors and Models from all over the world with an after party to enjoy For More Information:readerswritersevents.com Title: Penned Con Locations: St. Louis, MO Dates: Sept 20-22 About: Keynote Speakers, informative panels,…

  • Journal,  Writing

    My Progress so Far…

    One quarter gone… Where did the time go? We are now one quarter of the way through the year and I thought it would be a good time to review my goals and see where my progress is at. So let’s get right into it… Books Publish 3 Novels by 12/31 I would like to say that I am progressing here, but it is definitely slow going as I am in the process of revising book one of the Conquer the Darkness Series due to a publishing conflict. Book 4 is still in the editing stages due to the revision of book one Book 5 is being written, though slower…