A Relaxing Mothers Day… Just What the Doctor Ordered!

What a beautifully relaxing Mothers Day here in my neck of the woods! My children are early risers, and late nighters, and middle of the nighters…. Okay, let’s just say I’ve haven’t slept for like 8 years, because I’m counting pregnancy too. My oldest is 7 and my youngest is 5. They’re the sweetest little…

HAPPY EASTER!

Easter weekend 2020 is a completely new experience than any previous year for humanity as a whole. Lots of people don’t celebrate this holiday, and for those of us who do, the views and beliefs and opinions vary. For many, it’s a time strictly for religion. For even more it’s a time for making family…

Of #writing #Autism and #Isolation Sending Love and Prayers!

I suppose today is day one of a two week school shut down here in central Utah. As a writer, I’m going to take it as a taste of what writing will be like in the summer, with my kids running around clawing at each other… and me… and our dog… and likely breaking shit….

The Rollercoaster that is an Independent Writer: Stick to the Grind

Let’s talk about slacking off… oh and priorities because they clearly go hand in hand. The two – priorities and slacking – are kind of the best fitting metaphor of a double edged sword, each side sharp and meaningful, complimenting one another in an odd way. Together, they enable you to slow down when absolutely…

FINALLY A NEW YEAR!

Kiss my ass 2019. Ooooohhh what a cruel, cruel b**ch you’ve been. Hopefully, in hindsight, all the cold dishes you’ve served will prove to have some sort of higher/better purpose. Even just today, for a miniscule example, as if to really drive your shity point of evil mishap home, my dryer broke… in the last…

DEC. WIP Writing Prompt Challenge: Winter Tradition

A blanket of the purest snow covers the ground, revealing only bumps and dips as to what lies beneath it. Rolling hills are bright and clean, reflecting the light of the sun against their white glowing luminescence. The beauty in winter is a soul calming thing… that is until you step out into its cold…

My Whole Last Decade in a Nutshell #anniversary

Ten years ago (yesterday) my heart quickened in my chest as I listened to my soulmate breathe the two word promise that changed our lives forever. I repeated the vow and took his name as my own. Now, as I sit at my kitchen table listening to my four year old play doctor, trying to…

I MOVED!

Whew, what a year this has been! We’re seven months into 2019 and so far I have released two books Sketch and Justice for Belle, quit my job to be a stay at home writer and mom, I’ve sold my house, bought a new one, painted and remodeled some on the new one, and as of…

Write at Your Own Pace

One thing I’ve learned about writing and blogging over the past few years, is that working at my own pace is imperative. I’ve read countless articles and blog posts about time management in writing sessions. I’ve read about scheduling this, pencling in that, even charting exactly what tasks to do at exactly what time as…