The Beauty in Starting Over

It’s not good enough. Why don’t you rethink that? Something’s missing. These phrases and more strike terror into aspiring creatives’ hearts. When we pour our ideas and hours of time and energy into a draft of a story, or a proposal, or project, we wait with bated breath and tapping fingers for those whose words…

Where is Your Head?

Have you ever paid attention to the way you walk? I didn’t. Until I noticed an older woman walking hunched over – not by choice, but because the now-permanent curve in her spine wouldn’t allow her to straighten. The writer in me asked, “Has she always walked with a stoop, or did she once walk…

Rejection as Motivation

If rejection defines you, you’ll never overcome it and find out what you’re capable of.

Tis the Season: for change

Living means change and adaptation. Life isn’t about standing still, but it’s nice when someone hands you a Road Map.
Photo by Anders Jilden on Unsplash.

A Pre-published Author’s Journey: Part 3 – Act 3

Last week I published Part 2 of my pre-published author’s journey series. If you didn’t catch it, click here. Or here for Part 1. Our writer characters have faced several Ys in the road — a series of choices that either led closer toward the goal of publishing or farther away. So far, they’ve chosen…