• Inspirational,  Journal

    Joy

    Joy happens whenever we are even remotely happy. The difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is the emotional elevation of delight over time, while joy is happiness you feel in the moment. A little more on the word Joy: WIKI A feeling of extreme happiness or cheerfulness, especially related to the acquisition or expectation of something good. Anything that causes such a feeling. Luck or success; a positive outcome. The sign or exhibition of joy; gaiety; merriment; festivity. Dictionary. com The emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation A source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or…

  • Journal,  Writing

    Summer Plans (You and Characters)

    Summer is here and who doesn’t love sunny days, shorts and ice cream, right? Okay, I know there are some of you ‘crazy’ people out there that do love the cold and snow. I am definitely not one of them. I love being warm, not wearing heavy coats and ice cream on a hot day. Let’s talk about summer plans! But let’s move on. It’s summer and I bet you have plans, whether it’s a vacation, continuing to work, or spending time with your family. Summer Summer is a time of freedom, especially for the younger ones. They look forward to the time away from school, vacations, doing (almost) nothing…

  • 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

    9 Ways to Say ‘Thank You’ for Free

    I wanted to take a minute today to talk about how we can say ‘Thank you’ to our readers for free or for a minimal amount of money. We as authors appreciate our readers. Let’s face it, if we didn’t have readers we would not be authors. So, here are some ways to say tell our readers that we appreciate them in our journey to become the best authors we can be. Acknowledgement Page: To show your appreciation to your readers, add them to your acknowledgement page in your book. Either by name (if you have a few readers that have encouraged you or provided feedback recently) or as a…