Over the years I’ve heard of moms who carpool kids between activities and school. Always seemed like a good idea, save on gas, give yourself a breather once in a while, etc… This year a group of us parents hooked up and decided to set up a carpool. I was thrilled because our kids have… Read More 5 Tips for Carpooling
I’ve been watching way too many competition shows lately: Master Chef, Food Truck Race, one episode of America’s Next Top Model (I’m too old for that much drama, I want to go all psycho mom on the people and clean up their attitudes), and some old Survivor episodes. A common theme is people who want… Read More K.A. Cheerleader: Want to be the Best? Work for it.
Today I’m sharing a little insight. This isn’t just for writers, this is for everyone. We all have times where we struggle to move forward and finding a mantra that propels us – helps us put one foot in front of the other – can make everything much easier to bear.
Yep, this is happening. I am proud to announce I have a piece (No One Listened) in the upcoming Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions. I love these books, I’ve read them for many years. The stories have brought me to tears, made me smile, and produced uncontrollable laughter. Every story has provided… Read More Mark Your Calendars
As writer’s we have common jobs we frequently use for our characters. In an effort to find variety I’ve been asking those I love, those I know, and those I’ve just met about their jobs. We can always guess what kind of conflict happens, but it’s nicer to get it straight from those who know… Read More Job Scoop: Live Sound Engineer
I haven’t fallen off the health wagon completely. I’m holding onto the underside of the carriage in hopes of working my way back up. As I wiggle and squirm to hold on, I’ll share why exercise is so important to me:
This is a new segment to my blog. I hate my characters to have the same old jobs and yet, I struggle to locate new positions where their work can be either a hindrance or a necessary component to the plot. Let’s face it, if I have a character stumbling across dead bodies on a… Read More Job Scoop: Pizza Delivery Driver
Ever whine about someone getting a promotion over you? Ever grit your teeth and think “She’s so lucky, she just wrote that novel and got published.” Ever warm the bench and glare at the coach for not giving you game time? Yeah, we all have. We all have reasons why we deserve something over someone… Read More K.A. (kick-ass) Cheerleader – Take Responsibility
*This is a new segment to my blog. I hate my characters to have the same old jobs and yet, I struggle to locate new positions where their work can be either a hindrance or a necessary component to the plot. Let’s face it, if I have a character stumbling across dead bodies on a… Read More Job Scoop – Telcom Technician
As a writer, I sit more than I should admit. I can get awful cranky when I don’t expend enough energy. Especially, if I’m mentally taxing my brain, but not my body. Exercise is a must. It keeps the oxygen pumping to my brain. It makes me feel accomplished when I push myself to… Read More Exercise on a Tight Budget