Free Chapter! Preview of my New Novel

On to something more positive and FUN.  I wanted to give you a preview of my new novel.  It’s still in beta phase, but I’d like to get your opinion.  Are you intrigued?  Would you want to read more? Take a gander… Taken from In the Stars, by Elizabeth Smith Part 1: The Hunter  …

Caged In

Just a stream of consciousness musing on the state of some of my affairs: Tell me what to do, Since you know so much better than me. Show me how to be an acceptable human in your eyes. I know I only make bad decisions, Because that’s the only thing I’ve ever been told. I…

Contradictions

As a writer, I’m always very aware of cliches.  Especially in the form of characters. Cliche characters are all over the place.  We can’t escape them.  Sometimes they’re tiresome, but a lot of times they’re comforting.  Like a security blanket.   We know how they’re going to act, what they’re likely to say.  It’s familiar. But…

Silencing the Voice

Just read this article: How to Quiet the Voice in Your Head that Tells you “You Can’t” It’s so resonant of how I’ve been feeling- like half of my brain works on a different plane.  One I can’t control. The other half yells all day.  “Why won’t you listen?!”  “What are you doing?!”  “Don’t go…

On the Fence: being an Introverted Extrovert

Love this post by Wannies World.  This is me to a T.  Are you an Ambivert?  I bet there are loads of us out there. Read below to find out if this is you: via ​5 Signs That You Are An Introverted Extrovert

The Hyphenate

  I’ve just realized that I am a hyphenate.  I don’t have merely one passion.  I am myriad. You hear about these women.  Mostly on blogs.  You know that behind the camera has to be chaos.  Somewhere there must be chaos, because no one can do it all and have a clean house. My insatiable…

Britannia

I feel her on the wind, the moist air caressing my face. It smells of burnt summer. Home. She breathes green, Her ocean laps at your ankles, bowls you over, settles you on majestic views. You eat her fruit, drink her stream. Your blood flows with her.  

How I’ve Changed in the Past 10 Years

Reflecting on your life is a positive way to reinforce how far you’ve come.  I found some old photos this past weekend and it got me thinking about the ways in which I’ve changed over the past ten years.  Some have been for the better.  A few have been to my detriment.  I don’t take…

Let’s Get Real: Expectations (with repost)

This post struck me today because I’ve been struggling with expectations.  As I approach 40, I think about where I thought I’d be at this point.  I wonder why I’m not where I want to be, and why it seems others are further along.  I think this problem is universal- the human condition.  I’m going…

Let’s Get Real: Perfection

You read the blog posts, the magazine articles, about how we shouldn’t strive for perfection.  It’s unattainable.  They even make you feel a bit silly for trying. Then they flip the coin.  They show you perfect houses.  Perfect looking skin.  Perfect hair.  Perfect alertness. Instagram filters and mega pixels. Get real.  It doesn’t exist.  Perfect…