• Sep. 7th, 2017 Every Writer Needs a Team

    Last month, I shared what I learned from the book  Grit—The Power of Passion and Perseverance  by Dr. Angela Duckworth and how it applies to the writing life. If you haven’t read that one, you might want to pop over there first and read the post,  A Book to Help Writers Persevere . I’ll wait. Done? Good. Glad you’re back. 🙂 That post was already way too [ read more ]

  • Sep. 2nd, 2017 What I Learned in August

    It’s been too long since I did a “What I Learned” post, so this month it’s really more of a “What I’ve Learned in 2017” rather than just in August. 🙂  1. I need to be in a Bible study, even if it means doing it on my own. When I started homeschooling both boys [ read more ]

  • Aug. 18th, 2017 #Authorlife

    Every so often I want to give you a little “peek behind the curtain” of my #authorlife.  Here are just a few things that are going on right now.  Last Saturday I taught an all-day class on Scrivener – a writing software that I love. But wow – all day. It’s a lot of talking, even [ read more ]

  • Jul. 13th, 2017 The Budget War

    Hi Everyone! I have a treat for you today. Andrea Merrell is an incredibly talented author and editor. Her new book, Marriage: Make It or Break It released this summer. Some say marriage is a dying institution. Others say, “Stop the bus and let me get off.” But Andrea Merrell—after forty-plus years of marriage—believes this [ read more ]

  • Jul. 6th, 2017 The Unglamorous Life of a Writer

    If you’ve hung around the writing world for long, you’ve heard it before . . . Being a published author does not magically fix all your problems. Being a published author does not mean you’ll spend your days fending off random fans when you’re buying groceries. Being a published author does not mean you’ll spend [ read more ]