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 […]

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 […]

Writing is Healing

“Writing is healing” is a simple statement but packed with power. It wasn’t until I finished writing my fifth novel that I realized all the books I had written healed specific emotions within me. I had an “aha” moment when I discovered my thoughts about prior situations were no longer haunting me. I was removed […]

Seek Out Support and Soar

First, believe in yourself.  Second, surround yourself with people who believe in you.  Third, soar to new heights.  No matter what your passion is—find people who get it.  My passion is writing, and my desire is to be a published author. When I first started getting serious about writing, I sat at my computer and […]