3 Quick Tips on Enjoying the Creative Process

Allowing yourself to enjoy the process of creating is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. I am the first to admit that this concept is sometimes difficult to follow. When I have my eye on the result and it’s not being achieved as fast as I want, I get frustrated. In times […]

A Word on Grief

It’s the glimmer of hope that keeps me going. A hope for better days and a hope for togetherness. I am grateful to grieve because it shows I am human. I am not glad for the events that lead me to grieve, but in shedding the tears for those tragic times gives me purpose. The […]

A Passion Plan for Writing

In 2015, I bought my first Passion Planner and I used the Passion Plan GameChanger page to set a goal to write my first book. It kept me on track and motivated me.

A Word on Sparkle

Can you pinpoint moments in life where you felt an incredible inner strength? Maybe even people in your life noticed. They may have said: You’re glowing. You’re vibrant. There’s something about you that’s shining bright and sparkling. Or possibly you just felt this overwhelming sparkle within you with no outer acknowledgment because you know yourself […]

My Journey to Landing a Literary Agent

To land a literary agent, it took me: Three years of querying Four books 427 query emails 208 rejection emails 20 full requests Three Pitch Wars rejections…

Overcoming the Fear of Writing Book Reviews

Yes, this fear is real. I wrote my first book review in 2019. This is after decades of reading. It was only within the past three years that I even rated books. Why did it take me so long? The main reason is because I didn’t think I could give a book the justice it […]

A Way Out of Writer’s Block

Staring at our screens for hours is not getting our books written. Walking away is not getting our books written. I used to do both—paired with way too much coffee. Now I write through it, and my writing is much better for it. Sometimes writer’s block has nothing to do with our story. Sometimes it […]

Enjoy the Creative Process

Allowing yourself to enjoy the process of creating is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. I am the first to admit that this concept is sometimes difficult to follow.  When I have my eye on the result and it’s not being achieved as fast as I want, I get frustrated. In times […]

Follow Your Bliss and Transform

That fluttery, full feeling in your core is bliss. It’s that spark of life and light within you. What if you gave yourself permission to follow and foster this bliss? What if cultivating and nurturing your spark is your greatest calling? Take a few moments and think about when you are the happiest—when you feel […]