Writing Activities Update

Writing Activities Update

I’m staying really busy with writing activities so far in 2024. I don’t feel like I’m producing much at the moment, but I’m taking classes, preparing for conferences, and submitting like crazy. Some days, I question if I’m expending energy towards the right (write?)...
January Jumpstart

January Jumpstart

It’s that time of year again. Time to make resolutions. Time to try to get back into healthy habits, whether for eating, exercising, or writing. The latter was the reason for driving to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, this past Friday, amidst weather forecasts for high winds...
The Life of 23 Tales

The Life of 23 Tales

The book anthology, 23 Tales: Appalachian Ghost Stories, Legends, and Other Mysteries, that I’ve been blessed to be part of, published by Howling Hills Publishing, launched in September, and has kept everyone involved hopping since. Which is a good thing. The book has...
Writing Update

Writing Update

So much is happening in my writing life, I barely know where to begin! I’m up to 35 Rejections now! The 35th rejection was both difficult and excellent, as it was from Hippocampus, one of my dream publications for flash nonfiction. It was not a form letter rejection,...
Dare to Dare

Dare to Dare

“I believe in giving everyone the opportunity to tell me no; otherwise, I’m not giving them the opportunity to tell me yes.” – Chrissie Anderson Peters In addition to writing, I sell Scentsy. Before Scentsy, it was Mary Kay. Before Mary Kay, it was Pampered Chef – and...
Magic Circle Summer: Diane Zinna Delivers Again

Magic Circle Summer: Diane Zinna Delivers Again

A friend gave me the gift of a class in August – the Magic Circle Summer – led by Diane Zinna. If you’ve followed my blogs this year, that name should be familiar. Diane is the same amazing writer who offers the Publishing Class in February, where each weekday...