The Personal Journey

When You Lose Your Inspiration: A Writing Journey

On November 1, I set out to begin what I'd been promising myself I'd do before the year was over.  At the birth of a new year, I made the resolution that I was going to start my first novel before 2018 was through, even if it meant just writing a sentence or two to… Continue reading When You Lose Your Inspiration: A Writing Journey

The Personal Journey

The Writing Journey: Tales of an Impostor

Most successful writers in today's world of fiction often have such credentials as having studied English or earned his or her MFA in Creative Writing.  Most live in the big city with a partner and have a few animals.  Many teach, are members of various writing organizations, and regularly contribute articles and essays for popular… Continue reading The Writing Journey: Tales of an Impostor

The Personal Journey

The Writing Journey: Writing From a Place That Hurts

"When you write naked, you're doing this each time, allowing the reader a glimpse of yourself.  Not everyone is going to like who you are... Strip to your bare skin and write your book in the glorious, raw mess just as nature intended."  Jennifer Probst, Write Naked, a bestseller's guide to writing romance and navigating… Continue reading The Writing Journey: Writing From a Place That Hurts

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“So there were these two stars… ” Celebrating my first NaNoWriMo with my first novel!

    It's  NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month and what better way than to officially start my first novel!  I started writing fiction as a way to realize my most entertaining day dreams into something more tactile.  I always only did it for fun, not really seeing a practical future in a career as… Continue reading “So there were these two stars… ” Celebrating my first NaNoWriMo with my first novel!

Army Life, The Army Life Journey, The Personal Journey

Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell

You know like House Hunters but the opposite! If you’ve been following my life, you know that we had bought our first home when we moved to Colorado two years ago.  It was a very different experience from what most have being that a, we are military, and b, we bought sight unseen. In just… Continue reading Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell