Today marks the twenty-first anniversary of the first date I had with my husband. I think I’m in shock. We will have been married 20 years in June. It’s unbelievable how fast time seems to have gone by, and yet I can remember hundreds of events over the years that mark the passage of time. […]
What Do Authors Fear?
Obviously I cannot speak for every author everywhere. But if you are an author, or if you follow an author on social media, I’m certain you’ve seen the memes that revolve around this question. What do Authors Fear? Let’s look at this from a different perspective. Authors have fears as all humans do, and this […]
What Do Authors Think About?
This is a scary question. You might not want to know what all goes on in an author’s head. If you do, keep reading for a little insight into my own thought processes. I promise it isn’t frightening. Strange, probably, but that’s okay. Before we get to the inner workings of an author’s thoughts, let […]
Reading for Redemption
The redemptive spiritual arc might be my favorite. It takes so many forms, from dramatic to vapor-thin, that I find myself constantly searching it out. And redemption can mean different things to each person. For me and the sake of this post, I’m speaking about redemption in a character’s life that brings them from a […]
A Christmas Conundrum
I will happily admit that I love Christmas. December is one of my favorite months of the year, and not because we receive presents. There’s more to the season than that. I do love searching for the perfect gift for each person, though. It’s a challenge to find sometimes, but that’s part of the fun. […]
The Call of Adventure!
“The mountains are calling & I must go & I will work on while I can, studying incessantly.” – John Muir Often, I hear this quote as “Adventure is calling and I must go”. Which is a fair rendition of the original quote. Though I do prefer the original. I live in the mountains, and […]
I Believe in Second Chances
Second Chances I love second chances. Whether they are a second chance at love, or a second chance with family after a mistake. I can’t get enough of the joy that comes from thinking you’ve reached the end and God says, “Hold on. Let’s try this.” And of course, it’s perfect because it was God’s […]
What Inspires You?
Inspiration is one of those often elusive things that I search and search for. Then, one day, out of nowhere, it strikes! Over time, I’ve found a dozen things that always inspire me in some way. Oceans inspire me to see the vastness of the world. My kids inspire me to keep going when I […]
It Runs in The Family
It runs in the family. I don’t know about you, but I hear that a lot. I’ve said it many times, and it can mean any number of things. Earlier this week, I was doing a Thankful Thursday post and I mentioned how much I’m like my dad. I used the word stubborn, though he […]
Never Saw That Coming
I love listening to/reading about author history. Many of them knew from a young age they wanted to write stories for a living. I’ve heard a few say they have notebooks filled with old writings they’ve kept through the years. I wrote stories in school because they were part of an assignment. I enjoyed the […]
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