New Book Release Coming Soon!

The end of the week is finally here and my fingers are itching. I’m so close to pushing the publish button, it’s hard to hold myself back because I take my own advice. I need to do a few more rounds of proofs before I launch my next journal. Yes, the big day is finallyContinue reading “New Book Release Coming Soon!”

Food For Thought

Last evening was another glimpse of sunlight after 4:00 pm. Again, my eyes drifted up to the orange colored sky in the east and I started to think of ice cream. An orange dreamsicle sat on the tip of my tongue and my mouth watered a little bit in the middle of traffic. Yes, somethingContinue reading “Food For Thought”

Holiday Date

When I woke up this weekend, it took me a while to bravely look out the window. My nerves didn’t want to remember driving home in white out conditions on Friday. I witnessed one person turn the corner a few blocks from my home to slide all the way across the street into my lane.Continue reading “Holiday Date”

Steaming Up the Kitchen

Is it already Thursday? The sad part about the holidays is it flies by and everyone starts talking about their New Year’s Resolutions. People like me. To get in enough of the holiday feel, I think I’ll do a repeat of watching Christmas shows before Halloween. Santa doesn’t need to know that my tree wentContinue reading “Steaming Up the Kitchen”

A Walk In the Snow

Yesterday, the road was filled with whirling white puffs of snow that slowed down the traffic on all the roads early in the morning. Then, thick flakes fell down mid-morning and the Minnesota groans were audible everywhere I went. The first snow falls take a while to get used to even when you grow upContinue reading “A Walk In the Snow”

Mystery Meat and Edits

Are you ready for another round of editing? I have to be ready. I just received the follow-up round back from my soon to be authors. It’s the final push before their book is ready and I know exactly what they’re going through. You want your book published but you bite down on the endContinue reading “Mystery Meat and Edits”

Another Date of Christmas

Since the recent headlines in the news, I’m not eager to travel to far places this holiday season. I do have some Christmas Markets on my bucket list but I’m okay with waiting, because our city of St. Paul decided to create one at our Union Station. Instead of sitting in a plane for hours,Continue reading “Another Date of Christmas”

Things That Make You Cry

I spent last night trying not to let a steady cascade of tears pour down my face while I blew my nose. Talk about getting into a story. I finished reviewing 262 pages and had to read about losing someone to the waves of the ocean for the 3rd round of editing. I had toContinue reading “Things That Make You Cry”

Get Counting

This weekend I filled up on Turkey too many times and I think I might go on an exercise binge to balance out the calories before our next holiday. The rest of the long weekend was filled with more family time and one trip to a store for a few Black Friday deals. My timeContinue reading “Get Counting”

Black Friday Writing

Ever have one of those moments when you need to decide how you’re going to roll out of bed in the morning? Well, this was my question because bought extra large Thanksgiving plates yesterday. The buffet of slow cookers filled with turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and different kinds of sides filled that too large plate tooContinue reading “Black Friday Writing”