Hypothetical Living

I’ve been doing a bout of soul-searching.  Seemed appropriate in my 40th year.  One of the things I’ve realized is how much I like to live in the “possible”. Do you ever think “wouldn’t it be nice if this is what my life looked like”?  For instance- owning your own business, buying your dream house,…

What I’ve Been Doing

Besides adulting, I’ve been busy with trying to figure out who I am as a writer.  As the seasons change, so do my writerly aspirations. This said, I’ve been reading A LOT.  After getting back from vacation, I couldn’t seem to put down a book before moving to another.  I realized the other day that…

Yelling at a Wall

A lack of ears, only mouths, that sneer, or deride. Repeated soliloquies, I anticipate every note. Mine aren’t of your concern. Of course not. I take care of my own, don’t I? Forced to- held down and rubbed in it. I’m dying here, literally. Was bleeding out. What about me, you say? Too concerned about…

Need something to read?

    I’m posting my latest novel, In the Stars, on Wattpad.  If you like fantasy, science fiction, and romance, give it a shot.  If you like all three, you definitely should check it out! Here’s a synopsis: What would you do if you found your name and address written on a toilet stall?  Would you…

One in a Billion

  I am one in a billion.  I am a writer. My voice is stifled behind a cacophony of pleas: “Hear me!  No, hear me!  I have something to say!” We all feel we deserve a piece of the publishing pie, to be seen, read, heard, felt. But we are victims of whims, notions, flippancy, fair-weather…

Fallow Season

Seasons are a common subject in my writing.  Like the theme of home, seasons have defined my life in more ways than one.  There’s the joys and pains of each literal season- winter into spring, spring into summer, summer into fall, and fall into winter.  The cycle of it, the archetypes. Then there’s the stages…

Defining Home

  Just read this article: On Finding my Way Home Home has been a topic that I’ve dissected many times.  It’s a theme in my novels.  To most people, it’s close to the heart. This article spoke of how it feels to be in limbo.  Feeling as if you don’t belong in your “home” country,…

Let’s Get Real: Busyness

Just read this article on Wit & Delight: Busy is Not a Badge of Honor It got me thinking about our culture of Busyness.  It’s true that if I’m not busy, I feel like I’m floundering.  Like I don’t know what to do with myself.  If I don’t feel productive, I’m unsettled. But what does…

Hear Me Out: In Defense of Romance Books

  I just read this article: Hear Me Out: Why You Should Be Reading Romance Novels It’s an interesting read, especially if you’ve always thought romance novels aren’t your thing. Of course, I support the notion that Romance Novels Could Save The Planet because I write them. But, as a reader of romance, I truly…

Say What You Mean

Just to further explain my last post- because I realized it wasn’t clear- I don’t undervalue education.  Education is very important.  However, there is a point where the education you are paying for isn’t worth what you are paying.  That’s where I believe we’re at in this country. The degree I earned didn’t prepare me…

Hear Me Out: College

I’m going to say something that you may not agree with, but hear me out. I don’t think most people should go to college. Here is why.  I paid a lot of money to go to college.  Two different schools.  First two years were mostly core classes.  In my idealist, eighteen year old mind, I…

The Grey Area

  I find I exist in the grey. It’s where I want to be. There is no black or white. No science or spirit. There is no left or right, Elvis or Beatles. There are always questions, seldom answers. That’s the way I like it. I don’t need to be surrounded by the same color….