Straight Up Sucka

Y’all want to know something about me that I’m just kind of accepting about myself? I’m a straight up sucka when it comes to furry little creatures and kids selling random junk. I. Can’t. Say. No. It’s a serious problem that I’m unable to correct. You’d think my husband would help curb it. He doesn’t […]

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Slipping Time

Most days, I feel young. Like run across a field, dance in the flowers, young. That wasn’t the case yesterday. My eldest offspring, the eldest of my Gremlins, turned seventeen. He probably thought his mom was back to being a whack job as I stared at him with a mixed look of love and trepidation. […]

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Raising Gremlins

Right now, school is out due to the flu running rampant, so the gremlins are at home. I opened my teenager’s door to make sure he was doing his schoolwork for the day, and y’all, I almost died. Breath knocked out of me, fell to the ground and grabbed my chest, kind of died. The […]

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Write On

Listen, y’all, have been in a little bit of a funk over the last few weeks. The cold – it slices right through me, and I just want to burrow under a blanket while ignoring the outside world. Don’t get me wrong. I like people. Ok, ok … stop laughing. I’ll change the sentence. I […]

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Aspiring Author Tools

This is going to be a super short post, but I wanted to put it out there for those of you that are clicking away on your keyboards as you put the stories running rampant in your mind on a Word document. When you get the point to where you are ready to query agents, […]

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Never Give Up

Y’all, today I feel accomplished. Today, I harbor hope in my heart as I stare at the typed papers in front of me. I finished editing my next novel, which I am pretty stoked about. *insert screaming girl who’s jumping up and down like an idiot* Yeah, definitely excited. I’ve been working on my craft […]

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Friendships & Aging – Marine Corps Style

As some of you may know, I come from a military family. I spent my life as a child moving from one place to the next every few years. I absolutely hated it at that time in my life. It isn’t easy saying good-bye to friends, then starting all over again. It might be hard […]

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Believer

I spent Sunday evening at a venue listening to the bands of the Unstoppable God Tour. As I listened to each band discuss some of their trials and tribulations as they pursued their dreams, it was like God was speaking to me through them. We see athletes, musicians, actors, actresses, etc. when their dreams turned […]

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He Said, She Said – Say What?!

I’m currently trekking through outlining my next novel, and if you’re like me, you spend time in-between that studying the written word. I read various types of books – fiction, non-fiction, young adult, middle-grade, romance – I’m not prejudice. I recently picked up one of my son’s favorite books – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s […]

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Dearest Self-Doubt

There’s a voice that whispers through my mind at times telling me my dreams are silly. That I’ll never make it. It makes me wonder if other people watch me chasing my dream and think the same thing. How long has she been writing? She hasn’t made it yet. Why does she keep writing? It […]

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