New year, new plan

New year, new plan

New year, new plan

Hey there! I hope this finds you doing super well. Has 2021 been good to you so far? Oh, it has for me. I have been following my new writing plan and am only about 1000 words from typing the end on a family saga/ sweet romance. It is the first in a series I have planned and I am just so excited about it. What has the new year brought you? I hope it is something good. Have you set out your goals yet? I have! Thought I would give you the list now. You can check back to

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Mid-Year Goals for 2019

How are you doing on your goals this year? If you are like myself, you haven’t really even touched them yet. But we will, right? Right. Not without help we won’t, you can bet. I mean, did you set a goal to accomplish anything this year? I set one goal about oh, five years ago, and I just reached it this year. Yes, I really have lost 22.2 lbs. But that goal isn’t the only one I want to make. I want to FINISH THIS NEXT BOOK! Because it has been THREE years since I published anything. That’s ridiculous! So,

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Crush a spirit, criticize a soul

Crush a spirit, criticize a soul

“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.” — Octavia Butler Criticism – even the most innocent kind can be something that will crush the spirit of a tender individual, someone not strong in their self-esteem. Please be kind to one another. There is no greater gift than that of being kind and generous and good to each other as humans. Hey, we are all we got, right?

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How being a pet mom taught me to write better

How being a pet mom taught me to write better

I have been a pet mom for all of my life, I think. My first dog was a collie. I had him back when I was in middle school. I have downsized in dogs since then. I recently caught myself scolding my little Chihuahua the same way most mothers scold their child. “Now don’t you drag that mess out in the middle of the floor again,” said I. Chihuahuas are sort of peculiar when you say things sharply to them. She looked at me with her sweet little head cocked and proceeded to do just whatever she wanted to. She’s

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Mini-con wrapup

Mini-con wrapup

The MINI-CON was a HIT! Good morning, friends! Today is the day after the mini-con that my mastermind group, Desoto Writers Alliance, put on at the library. It was SO MUCH FUN! If you were a part of this event, thank you from the bottom of my heart for attending. It was the first of our efforts to bring together writers, aspiring and otherwise. We had members of some local author groups in the crowd and it was so wonderful to see writer buddies that we don’t get to see (aside from online) very often. Many of you came up

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