Presently, this phrase is comforting me during my grandmother’s struggle with kidney failure. There’s truly a 50 percent chance every day that she’ll feel better or worse then the day before. She doesn’t eat much. She spends most of her time at rest. She’s quieter than normal. And it isn’t until I’m making my own… Read More everything is as it should be
This is a great exercise to try if you’re new to meditation and/or journaling, or if you want to try to merge the two together. In your journal or on a piece of paper, set a timer for 10 minutes and begin writing with the prompt: “Today I…” From there, do NOT think about what you… Read More Meditation Journaling Exercise
I’m really bad at social media. I’ll never be the author who tweets all day long about politics and their favorite TV shows (I still can’t even call myself an author, but I think my therapist would tell me to own my dream, because we are currently working on my self-esteem) or be this dynamite… Read More you are enough.
I used to speak of love When love didn’t speak of me The times he’d never call I waited patiently. A single ring would sting: The shattering of dreams. I used to speak of love When love didn’t speak of me The endless scrolling of my phone To see where he could be. For every… Read More I used to speak of love
Below is an excerpt from my upcoming novel Going All the Way. Because the story is in its very early stages, the likelihood that this particular excerpt will be the same when the novel is published is slim. However, I hope this does not stop you from taking in some insight into my writing process. Enjoy! When Principal… Read More ‘Going All the Way’ Excerpt #1
Outlines play a moderately critical role in the writing process for me. I like to begin a story with a blank page and just start writing what’s in my head. Then when I feel like I’ve found a storyline that’s worth running with, I’ll begin my outline. I’m not a strict planner when it comes… Read More How I Outline My Stories
When it came time to write my next manuscript after A Fantastic Mess of Everything in October of 2016, I opted the work on a superhero fantasy/drama that I had outlined three years prior. I named the draft All the Stars on Fire, and hired a cover artist and professional editor during the writing process… Read More Why Going All the Way?