HAPPY NEW YEAR, Y’ALL! 🎉 Did you know that not only is this year 2020—the start of a whole new decade of possibilities—but it’s also *leap* year?? How cool is that? I can’t fully explain *why* but, that just lights a fire in me! And now, one of my goals for this new, fantastic year, is to finish the first draft of my second novel, … Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR! A Mighty Welcome to Year 2020!
There she is. My sent-to-production brain baby. I remember when I finished the very first draft… I never imagined it’d get this far. I really didn’t. I had hope, but that was literally all I had. A hope! A wish! Never underestimate hope. When that hope is lit up with the fire of *work* and a refusal to give up, *anything* is possible. And the … Continue reading I Love My Sent-To-Production Brain Baby
Well, it is finished. It is finally finished. I’m totally brain dead now, so the following isn’t going to make much sense, but I just had to celebrate and say: the 12th and final round of editing is done, and The Very Real World of Emily Adams has been sent off for proofreading. HOORAY!!! 🎉 I’m so excited and happy, the FINAL edit is done! … Continue reading The Final Draft is FINALLY Done! 🎉
At LEAST two meltdowns… at *least*… I’ve just emerged from my 4th or 5th 😆 You know, I always get so sad when I see people start up on chasing their dreams, only to let them fade away. I think, “What are you doing?? How can you let this happen?? Just go for it!!” …But then I remember how incredibly *hard* the chase is. It’s … Continue reading It May Take a Few Meltdowns, but You’ll Get There!
It’s when we search our heart’s deep within, tearing away the noise and the lies we tell ourselves of what we are and are not, of what we can and cannot do, and what we’re somehow *supposed* to be… only when we look at ourselves with an honest eye, can we find our passion, our joy, and who we really *are*. Once upon a time, … Continue reading Let Yourself BE
We’ve got a release date! AHHH!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Oh man, this is getting real! And check out that release date… 2020. That is pretty much the coolest possible year. Back in the 90’s, when I was a kid, that year sounded so *futuristic*. I thought I’d be so… old. I couldn’t even *imagine* what that year would look like, let alone fathom that it’d be the … Continue reading We Have A Release Date!
Today, I had a gut feeling to pick up Art Matters by Neil Gaiman and flip through the dog-eared pages, and when I read this, it hit me in the face like a pillowcase full of doorknobs. I am a worrier. If worrying were an art form, I would be Leonardo DaVinci. Worry has mastered my life so much so that it is adversely affecting … Continue reading “This is really great. You should enjoy it.”