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!”

Writing Time

Following my own prompts and sharing of resources for writers, it’s time to put own a short of my own. I need to practice my own story telling. I wrote a short piece for today. This may turn into a longer story in the future. My inspiration was the new novel that I started thisContinue reading “Writing Time”

The List

One thing I told readers of my blog is to keep an open mind when it comes to getting published. We tend to think only of traditional full length novels but there are several ways to get your foot in the door. For example, short story writers have become more recognized and made the PulitzerContinue reading “The List”

Movie Night!

Last night I was snuggled under my blankets and rewatching an old Netflix series and I found my attention totally glued to the tv just like the first time. Have you ever had one of those moments when someone delivers a line of another writer and you stand up applauding? I’m envious of such aContinue reading “Movie Night!”

Day #18 Word Smash!

We are off to another start after a busy weekend of creating.  This weekend you heard the constant buzz of 3D printing in the background.  My husband decided to invest some of our money in a new hobby and I have him busy with a list of miniature furniture pieces that I want to useContinue reading “Day #18 Word Smash!”

Summary Content

Tuesday is here but I’m still thinking about the weekend.  Have you ever had to hunt down zebra or elephant cards with phrases on them?  Well, that’s what I did while I was in The Art Shoppe on Sunday.  I started to look at the variety of cards from different artists and some of themContinue reading “Summary Content”

Social Media Tips

The week has started again and I’m thinking about pronto pups, funnel cakes, and Matha’s Cookies.  Yes!  The Minnesota State Fair begins and I already have my ticket.  I will be wandering around safely but with my mouth watering like everyone else who missed the fair last year.  Last year was modified to tickets toContinue reading “Social Media Tips”

Summer Writing Day #2

Gray stood on the end of the dock, swaddled in her grandmother’s quilt. Her eyes closed under her wild morning hair and her lips spread into a smile. Through her eyelids she saw the orange glow of the sun rising on the other side of the lake. Midst was rising off the calm waters. SheContinue reading “Summer Writing Day #2”

Monday Memories

Saturday was filled with wedding vows, muted pink bridesmaid dresses, and a church full of family and friends. The niece I used to babysit was getting married to her sweetheart. All the children who used to run around and throw tantrums were all graduated. I hugged the relatives that I missed last year because ofContinue reading “Monday Memories”

Publishing and Progress Update

The mighty pen returns for the rest of the summer after my first book signing event of the year but the next few months will give my writing tools a different kind of exercise. I have my own publishing hat back on for my next journal, I’m helping three other authors publish their books. TwoContinue reading “Publishing and Progress Update”