Does anyone share or trade plant cuttings anymore? Houseplants ... I know it's a different topic for me, but I'm feeling nostalgic and simultaneously attempting to rebuild my plant collection. I don't do many story-times, but here we go... My grandmother had an amazing green thumb. Indoor and outdoor plants. I can't even guess at… Continue reading Why Houseplants? Portal to important people and memories
I am so excited to introduce you to my friend, Patti Hall. Patti loves writing and traveling, and loves to share what she has learned in the process. She is debating starting her own blog, so I suggested she write a piece and post here to see how it's received and if it's something she… Continue reading Seize the Day, Origami Kayaks, Grateful To Be Me…
Writing is a strange profession. I don't know many other careers where you're expected to publicly critique and review your colleagues' work. Usually I feel awkward doing that, especially when it's somebody I know, but this time it's a pleasure. Those of you who read the Unleashing February newsletter know that I intended to read… Continue reading Meet Author Kathleen Baldwin and her Stranje House series.
I am still recovering and processing all the thoughts and feels from the weekend. My baby got married. So, today's prompt in the #SCFacebookChallenge, "what inspires you," is too much for a Facebook post. As I think over the past week, the activity, the phone calls, the last minute craziness, disagreements and apologies, the rehersal… Continue reading What Inspires Me…”Comadres”
This past weekend was the culmination of six months of dreaming, planning, researching, and accomplishing a huge project for Dallas/Fort Worth writers. I have slept and thought for the last three days, and I think I can now summarize what I’ve learned… It all starts with an initial contact. I knew the writers in my… Continue reading Cactus & Kangaroos Wrap-up
I rarely blog about best-selling books, but I just finished reading The 4-Hour Workweek (#4HWW) by Tim Ferriss, and it got me thinking… I chose to read it because it is referred to over and over by many of the writing and productivity bloggers and podcasters I follow. #4HWW permeates my Twitter feed. Tim Ferriss… Continue reading #4HWW Impressions and Inspiration
Do you ever feel like your creative endeavor isn’t worth the effort because you’ll never be as good at it as others are? You are not alone! This is something I struggle with more than anything else. I am competitive by nature, and was raised with the marching order: “If you’re going to do it,… Continue reading What’s keeping you from soaring?
As mentioned previously, I've been in a creative funk for months. Some might call it writer's block or lack or self-discipline or procrastination... whatever. I wasn't writing. And, I wasn't happy about it. A vicious cycle was growing and I had to break free. I renewed my commitment and decided to apply Jeff Goins advice: YOU… Continue reading Creative Serendipity
I am a writer. That means I am compelled to write. It might be a journal, blog post, fiction, Bible study, Facebook status update, or even Tweet, but I must write. It's been this way since childhood. When other children were drawing pictures, I was using those jumbo crayons to write. It didn't bother me one… Continue reading 5 Favorite Sources of Writing Inspiration
I have a confession to make. It's Thursday, and today I am struggling to honor my commitment/challenge to myself to blog twice a week, preferably on Mondays and Thursdays. Actually, I'm struggling to write anything. Life and illness keep getting in the way. I don't feel inspired or motivated. I haven't added any words to my… Continue reading Oh Calliope, Where Art Thou?