Challenge Accepted

Two weeks ago, I talked about some of my plans for 2017: To recap, I set down the challenge to write either one book this year or no less than 10 short stories and submit them. I decided on writing the book and have been working steadily on it since the turn of the year. …

Thoughts about NaNoWriMo

First, let me get the biggest thought out of the way. We’re getting close to the half-way point and, if you’re out there slinging words onto the page, let me just say:               Keep it up, you’re doing great! Whatever your word count is currently, or will eventually be …

There is no Finish Line

The year is winding down. It might not appear that way, but I can feel it in my bones. Right now, outside my window, is a pretty-near perfect Michigan autumn day and all I can feel is…tired. I’m just about spent. I’m feeling worn down to the nub, and I’m ready for 2016 to be …

What Are You Waiting for?

What are you waiting for? Seriously. What are *you*¬†waiting for? More importantly: Why are you *Waiting*? Go do it. Do it today – right now. You won’t ever be “Ready”. The “Perfect” time won’t ever come. The perfect time is right now. Why? Because right now is the only time you’ve got. You may think …

Start Again

It’s been a rough week. Ok, that’s a bit of an understatement, but I’ll let it stand. My sister is recovering from surgery to repair a badly broken leg. I’ve got a friend in a medically induced coma. I’m not going to get into details, but both are several states away and, even if I …

What I don’t know and what I do know: a #HoldOntoTheLight post

      When I was first asked if I wanted to participate in the #HoldOntoTheLight blog campaign, I hopped on immediately. Treatment for depression, suicide prevention, domestic violence intervention, PTSD, bullying prevention, and other mental health issues are all serious things. Real things that need to be recognized. Things that we all need to …

When Do You Doubt?

Before I get into today’s post, I’ve got an Announcement of Awesomeness: I am fortunate enough to be a part of an amazing online writers group. We call ourselves the Roaring Writers and, today, we are launching our own writing website – to which I will be a regular contributor. You can find it here: …