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 Army Life Journey

The Restless Military Spouse

"She stood in the storm; and when the storm did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails"- Elizabeth Edwards The life of a military spouse is adventurous, to say the least!  You get to travel to, and live in, all kinds of new and different places, at the expense of the government, and you… Continue reading The Restless Military Spouse

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

The Popular Journey

Why “The Good Place” is the Most Brilliant Thing on Television Right Now

Growing up Catholic, I was taught the fundamental difference between good and bad.  Part of my parochial education was learning what constitutes a true mistake, a mortal sin, and original sin- the sin that comes to us in birth originated by the first sin committed by Adam and Eve.  I also learned that one has… Continue reading Why “The Good Place” is the Most Brilliant Thing on Television Right Now

The Personal Journey, Uncategorized

“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!

The Popular Journey

I Owe an Explanation

My husband has asked.  My mother has asked.  My son has asked.  You have probably asked. I have a thing for Alexander Hamilton.  There. I said it. It’s out now.  And you know what… it’s not weird… It’s not.  My enchantment with “the ten dollar founding father” began a few years ago, coincidentally  when the… Continue reading I Owe an Explanation