Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Flex Your Muscle

Thank you, Tara Lazar, for sharing this quote by Jess Keating. I LOVE it!

I think as writers, we have the tendency to sit and wait for that aha moment, the ever-fleeting muse or big idea to strike before sitting down to write in earnest.  At least, I know I often do. I may do writing-related tasks like research or jot down ideas, but I am often slower to just dive in and write initially and wait for that big thunderbolt of an idea to germinate more fully.

This quote really spoke to me as I love the idea of inspiration being a muscle...and one I must flex and work often, even when not feeling like it or when motivation is slow to strike. I frequently don't feel like lacing up my shoes and hopping on the treadmill, but I do.  Because it is good for me and my mental and physical health and well-being.  So why should writing inspiration be any different? It is definitely good for me mentally to write...physically may be another story with all the butt in chair and chocolate required:)

I aim to be better about flexing my inspiration muscle throughout this new year...consistently and often and not just sit back and wait for my muse to strike.  I will search her out and conquer! I hope you do the same. If inclined, please do share how you go about flexing your inspiration muscle.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Storystorm Start

And so it begins...

Happy creating for all those participating in Storystorm this year. I am excited to explore this month of ideas. How many of you will be story storming as well?

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a healthy, happy, safe and peaceful 2018.  May your writing successes be abundant. Make it your best year yet!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Happy Holidays

I am signing off for the holidays to spend time with family.  Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and much health, wellness and publication success in 2018!

Happy holidays to you and yours!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Author Event

I am excited to join Tom Roberts and Jean Patrick for an author signing tomorrow, Saturday, December 2. We will be at Reader's Den in Mitchell from 10 am-12 pm and would love to see you there.

This is also a terrific time to start or continue your holiday shopping as there is much to choose from at Reader's Den--in addition to all the great books!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and yours all the blessings of Thanksgiving!  Enjoy your time spent with family and friends kicking off the holiday season.

I am truly thankful for each and every one of you.  God Bless!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

God Bless Our Veterans

As we mark another Veteran's Day in a year filled with strife and pain, let us remember always those who fight or have fought for our country, for us and for all in which they believed. Let us not ever lose sight of what is important and let our words and actions reflect that always.

Thank you, Veterans (past, present and future), for your selfless dedication and service.  There are no words to reflect the appreciation for the great responsibility you bear.  Thank you!

Veteran’s Day Prayer
Dear Lord,
Today we honor our veterans,
worthy men and women
who gave their best
when they were called upon
to serve and protect their country.
We pray that you will bless them, Lord,
for their unselfish service
in the continual struggle
to preserve our freedoms, our safety,
and our country’s heritage, for all of us.
Bless them abundantly
for the hardships they faced,
for the sacrifices they made
for their many different contributions
to America’s victories
over tyranny and oppression.
We respect them, we thank them,
we honor them, we are proud of them,
and we pray that you will watch over
these special people
and bless them with peace and happiness.
In Jesus’ name we pray; Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs