I love the tradition of picking a word for each year. A word to focus on, plan around, and maintain during mindfulness practice. 2018 is going to be big. I can already feel it, because this year, my psyche isn't happy with just one word. It wants three. Home The first word that came to … Continue reading Three Words
It's that time of year again, when all my writer friends are having crazy fun getting started with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I always feel a pull to join them, and this year is no different. It's also the same in that I'm in the middle of a big piece that I really need … Continue reading To Nano, or Not to Nano
I've heard people say, "Writing begets writing" (if you know the origin of this excellent quote, please let me know in the comments!). I find this to be absolutely true. For me, writing doesn't just lead to more writing. It leads to more creativity in general. Traveling along the writer's path, I've learned so many … Continue reading Creative Endeavors
The Blades of Janus have many resources to help them combat the alien threats that have spread all over Earth. Rayguns, hoverbikes, silver-infused swords. One of their most important tools mentioned in Pack, the first novel set in this world, is the Dwellers Database. This central repository of knowledge gives the Blades information, descriptions, and … Continue reading The Dwellers Database
What I'm happy about this week: rest. Last year around this time, I made a holiday themed banner for my website. I put my first two published titles in a sleigh being pulled by cute spaceships. And of course, the dragon Bookwyrm was dressed in her festive Santa hat ❤ If I tried to update … Continue reading Focusing on Happiness—Week Twelve
Having natural talent helps when you want to be a writer. Reading, studying, learning about the craft—that helps too. Practicing is the absolute best thing you can do to improve your skill level. You also need self-mastery. If you can't get yourself to sit down to write, you can't write anything! But is getting into … Continue reading Focus
In yoga and Tai Chi, maintaining your balance can be tricky. I used to wobble on one leg while getting into Tree pose and fall right over during (modified) Lord of the Dance. I tried imagining my energy flowing through whichever foot was on the ground, rooting me to the spot. I tried to improve … Continue reading Wanting and Having
Okay, so this is exciting and nerve-racking and...and... I think I need to sit down for a moment. It's my very first ever Indie cover reveal! Presenting, Second Sight! I have a few graphic novel series that I'd love to create eventually, and this short story is a glimpse of one of them. I wanted … Continue reading My First Indie Cover Reveal!
I started getting out more before the end of 2015. I'm lucky to live close enough to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to go there whenever I want. I used to go more often, but have been too busy lately. In 2016, I'll be making more time to go. The Dutch Art room is one … Continue reading Sunday at the Museum…
Greetings everyone! I hope your New Year is off to a terrific start. My 2016 began with a book launch, which is a fantastic way to start a year. Whispering Hearts is doing great and being very well received. There are a few reviews already, including one from RT Book Reviews and this wonderful review … Continue reading New Year, New Look!