#justcreatechallege

Watch the Video Here Every day in October I have a challenge for you. A challenge to create something each day. This is a challenge you can do. The only way to fail is simply not to create anything at all in October and that is actually pretty hard to do. So, yes it is…

Writing Tips, Truths, & Encouragement

Are you a writing a book? Dreaming about it? Just finished your first draft or planning to write 50,000 words during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November?  I want to offer up a bit of my journey, a few tips, some truths and encouragement to you.  Much of this is writing advice I wish…

Cat Vs Tape

Remember the tiny kitten we rescued from the hail storm? She is fully recovered from her ordeal and settled into our lives and … the sink.  We named her Stormie, but I call her Stormageddon sometimes because she is a force to be reckoned with.     Don’t let the peaceful photo above mislead you. She…

New Video: Update on my Goals

NEW VIDEO: Goals, Progress,& Books I Read BIG NEWS I finished the 3rd draft of my novel and shipped it off to the editor. Okay, so I actually emailed it, but “shipped” has more impact. That was my big goal for the summer and I finished it. I feel like a weight has been lifted from my…

Something Wicked This Way Comes

The theme card for August’s Owlcrate has had me excited for a month.  Let me tell you, the box did not disappoint.  Instead of giving you the normal photo unboxing on my blog, I am simply linking the video. I do love the unboxing blog post and photos but I am having some technical issues with…

Newsflash… New Video Topics

I am super excited to share my new video plans. I am branching out and adding new topics to my youtube channel. The majority of my videos will continue to focus on writing, reading, and encouraging others in their journey but why stop there? I want to bring you videos related to other aspects of…

Writing Ritual Tag

It is time for a writing tag! Fellow authors and YouTubers, Kim Chance and Mandi Lynn created this writing ritual tag. I enjoyed their videos so much I decided to play along. Watch April’s Writing Ritual Video  or keep reading if you are not in video kind of mood. Writing Ritual Tag Questions: When do…

Wanderlust: My July OwlCrate Unboxing

Do you know how hard it was for me? I was out of state for work and my July Owlcrate box was at my house. So. So. Far. Away.  Three weeks later, I am home, unpacked, and finally able to unbox! It was worth the wait. Click here to watch my Owlcrate Unboxing Video. July’s theme…

Book Love: Fairest Of Them All – A Tale Of the Wicked Queen

Are you or someone you know a bit obsessed with fairy tale villains? If so this quick, fun read won’t fail to delight. Let’s start with the cover. I have had my eye on the beautiful book covers in this series for some time now. Simply done but eye-catching. As you may have guessed, this…

Confession: Book Grudge

As a book lover, I am ashamed to admit it, but I am guilty of having some pretty intense grudges against certain books. I am talking about long term grudges that result in a boycott of other books by that author. First, let me be clear. Neither the books or the authors are bad. In…