Focusing on Happiness—Week Forty

Wow, I can hardly believe I've been doing these posts for forty weeks already! They've definitely helped me to keep my focus onto the positive things in my life 🙂 What's making me happy this week: visible progress. There are plenty of milestones in creating a book. Deciding on the initial idea, figuring out the... Continue Reading →

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11 Years on an Alien Planet

I noticed something peculiar early in my life. No one looked like me. Not my family, not my neighbors, not my friends. No one. My parents were both brunettes. Dad had brown eyes, and mom's were slate-gray green (mine are green with flecks of blue). My features, hair, and eyes didn't match anyone in my... Continue Reading →

Focusing on Happiness—Week Thirty-Six

What's making me happy this week: all the movies! So, I finally noticed that today is Thursday. I kinda lost track... I haven't taken much time to just unwind in the last few...um...years. I'm taking some now, and catching up on a ton of movies that I missed. I'm still getting some writing done, but... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday, Hiram!

Today in the alternate universe of Summer Park, Garrett and Rachel Wolfstrom's first born turns one! I'm already seeing bits and pieces of what he'll be like as an adult. He's the quietest of the offspring from the first two books, though I think Alexis might have him beat in seriousness. The twins won't be... Continue Reading →

Back and Forth

Writing is an intense process that takes a lot of time and energy. It's given me some of the greatest joys and greatest frustrations I've ever experienced. One of the most challenging parts for me is the back and forth that happens at the beginning of pretty much every project. This is before the writing... Continue Reading →

Letting Go…Again

I set myself an overly ambitious goal in December to finish a rough draft. I'm not sure I can even call it a goal. I'm not sure what was behind me thinking, "Gee, I wonder if I can write an 80,000 word novel while hosting family holidays and dealing with the busiest time of year... Continue Reading →

Making Room

We're only a day away from the Winter Solstice. This is my favorite astronomical phenomenon to celebrate because I love what it symbolizes. Fresh starts, renewals, and increasing possibilities. More than any other time of year, this is when I can work to reinvent myself—to let go of those aspects of myself that are no... Continue Reading →

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