Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Start

Well, the new school year is upon us and, therefore, so is the start of work for me.  The weather has also cooled a bit which is always good for me and my ability to focus and create.  I'm not sure why, but Fall always seems to re-energize me in many ways.  Having said that, it also brings a new sense of stress in terms of the never-ending need to balance all--work, family, household needs and sporting activities with a little bit of writing sprinkled in. 

I've had new ideas popping all day but haven't done a great job of sitting down to write.  Consequently, I have little scraps of paper with words written in all directions strewn across my desk.  I'm not going to stress about this (at least I captured the ideas and put pen to paper somewhat) in my new mission to take baby steps in creating mini habits (see Kristi Holl's blog at http://kristiholl.net/writers-blog/ for more information on Mini Habits--as well as a tremendous amount of terrific advice and information). 

I am a strong believer in persistence pays and am going to make a concerted effort to just keep plugging away and being realistic in my goals so as to avoid my usual "I can't possibly get it all done" so spin my wheels and end up procrastinating and accomplishing very little.  I will go the distance and carry on!  As Winston Churchill said,

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Guest Article

I am delighted to share my visit with Chris Graham at The Story Reading Ape.  Please find my article and feature of Bedtime Kisses here:


You can read more about Chris on his blog at:  http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/

Thanks so much, Chris.  I appreciate your time!