What Does Success As a Writer Mean?

What Does Success As a Writer Mean?

Recently in our 7:00 a.m. writing group, our prompt was to define what success as a writer meant to us. This was also a prompt we used in our Imposter Syndrome presentation at the Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference. It’s tough to define success for me, but here...
Tennessee Mountain Writers Wrap-Up

Tennessee Mountain Writers Wrap-Up

Another Tennessee Mountain Writers Annual Conference has come and gone. It was another great one, but that doesn’t surprise me. The TMW Board always produces a top-notch event, and I come home both exhausted and exhilarated, wonderful ideas and information in hand to...
Writing Update for March

Writing Update for March

Here’s a quick update of writing activities since last month’s blogs.Upcoming Events:– TMW Conference, April 4-6. I’m co-presenting a panel discussion on Confronting Imposter Syndrome with two of my amazing writer friends, Sharon Shadrick and Sharon Waters. It...
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...