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The Secret to Joy

An author blessed with imagination should not only focus on the work in progress, but also visualize the success of their finished book.

Career burnout: you can do anything, but not everything!

I knew I was in career burnout months ago. The signs were obvious but I chose to ignore the symptoms. I was tired. Insomnia began. I couldn’t fall asleep at night or I woke up far too early in the morning hours. Writing became a chore instead of a love of storytelling. I ‘hated it’ when myContinue reading “Career burnout: you can do anything, but not everything!”

Author Confessions

When I was asked this morning by author Win Day to share my author confessions, guilt plagued me. It’s not personal guilt like bad eating habits or not working out that upset me; it’s career guilt, and a favorite reader immediately comes to mind. His name is Pat. If you search for my books onContinue reading “Author Confessions”

Sluggish Words

Sluggish words. They’re weeds that creep into my writing unnoticed. The little beasts who choke beautiful plants and slow the pace of my sentences. I’m revising my manuscript, The Half Mile of Baby Blue. I’ve been meticulously searching for something that can’t be named, a thing that doesn’t show the reader almost anything. Sluggish words taking upContinue reading “Sluggish Words”

Magic Happens When Words Collide

It juxtaposes an immediate impression on the listener of molecules clamoring together to form a new compound.

A Lasting Harmony and Story Motivations

As a young girl, I stood at the screen door of my life and sang out to the world:

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