Why I’m thankful for my cat

  I hope you and your family are having a lovely and wonderful beginning to the holiday season. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to share what we’re thankful for. Throughout November, I’ve been sharing what I am thankful for through the #Gratefultoday hashtag on Facebook and Twitter. You should join in anytime!  I’mContinue reading “Why I’m thankful for my cat”

ISWG Wed/Thurs Day

Today is I mean, Yesterday was Insecure Writers Support Group Day ( You can find out more here) Welcome to the club. Even if you’re only reading this for the first time. If you’re a writer, you know how it feels to have insecurities sneak up on you. If you’re anyone at all, I’m sure you’ve felt insecurities aboutContinue reading “ISWG Wed/Thurs Day”

5 inspiring author stories

Maybe you, like me, have dreamed of being-an author for years. Maybe you have also written stories and then forsaken it all to embark on other adventures in your life. Maybe you’re back now, on the road where writing calls to you and all you think about are the stories and the characters in yourContinue reading “5 inspiring author stories”

Weirdest thing you’ve ever researched

Today is Insecure Writers Support Group Day ( You can find out more here) Welcome to the club. Even if you’re only reading this for the first time. If you’re a writer, you know how it feels to have insecurities sneak up on you. If you’re anyone at all, I’m sure you’ve felt insecurities about your career, family,Continue reading “Weirdest thing you’ve ever researched”

5 positive happenings: good friends and a full MS request

Here are five positive things going on in my life: #1 My parents’ stress level has decreased for multiple reasons which would take a long time to go into, so I’ll just leave it at that. It makes me very happy to say the least. #2 I really value my friendships, as I’ve spent theContinue reading “5 positive happenings: good friends and a full MS request”

Insecure Writers Support Group Day

Did you think writers were secure in their craft? You would be dead wrong. Writing is as fluid in emotion as is the characters that we write. Confidence is as changing and winding and wavering as a stream through the forest. Sometimes our confidence flows fast and sure, sometimes it’s wide and open – otherContinue reading “Insecure Writers Support Group Day”

5 Positive Happenings: The Crocker Art Museum and McKinely Park

#1 I haven’t been to the Crocker Art museum since they build a brand new addition. It’s notoriety was that it was this big old beautiful house-turned-museum, and that’s one reason I loved it. Now it’s much more modern, and the old house is still lovely and all but not nearly so filled with paintingsContinue reading “5 Positive Happenings: The Crocker Art Museum and McKinely Park”

Positive happenings: Good news, and bad news

#1. I love my baby girls. I received a rejection letter Friday and stood there contemplating how to react. Then my girls were kind of wrestling on the couch, so I went and wrestled with them, and we all just laughed and laughed and laughed. There was time to be angry later. #2 I haveContinue reading “Positive happenings: Good news, and bad news”

5 positive happenings: My baby girls are amazing

  #1 My now almost 19 month old daughter said her sister’s name FINALLY. This makes me soo happy, I’ve been waiting for her to say it. I bet you she said it in secret. It’s adorable, cute cute cute cute cute CUTE! #2. We got our tax return LOL Isn’t everyone happy when theyContinue reading “5 positive happenings: My baby girls are amazing”

5 Positive Happenings: Valentine’s Day, and my new hashtag

#1 The day before Valentine’s day, I was able to visit my favorite school (remember I work at multiple schools throughout a local district) and visit my teacher friend ON her birthday, as well I was able to hand out a couple more valentines to friends there. So YEY I was very excited about thatContinue reading “5 Positive Happenings: Valentine’s Day, and my new hashtag”