Love, Fame, Or Money- What Is Your Why?

What is your why? I mean, seriously, why are you a writer? What are your dreams, your plans, where would you like to see your passion taking you? We know writers write…or you should be anyway if you are indeed a writer. (If you want to be a writer but you’re not writing, then you’re …

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5 Ways to Get Inspired Now

We all get in slumps. It happens. I would even dare to say it’s normal…especially for us creative folk. And sometimes it just takes time. Time to get through our troubles, time to figure things out. But other times, we just need to give ourselves a kick in the pants and MOVE!   Here are …

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How to Beat the Fear of Making Decisions

Decisions. Some people are better at making them than others. How do we know which road to take, which path to choose? Whether to go left or to go right? It’s especially difficult when you’re talking about big, seemingly life altering decisions. Things that can really affect you and your family, and change the course …

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Write What You Know, Even If It’s Painful!

Write what you know…that’s what they say. But what if all you seem to know is pain, struggle, and disappointment? Should you write about that? And would anyone want to read it? Have you ever felt this way?   Have you just gotten to the point that nothing seems to work, no matter what you …

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The Magic Fix For A Hopeless Writer

Do you ever have days where you feel hopeless? Life is moving along, you’re doing the best that you can and actually think you’re making progress, then everything stops. You doubt your path, your abilities, yourself.   It happens to all of us at some point I think. Today, it’s happening to me. As a …

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A Letter To Jennifer Huston

Although I created this blog mainly to encourage and inspire writers, it’s also a place for me to share my story and the things that impact my life and possibly the lives of my readers as well. It is with a heavy heart and an honest desire to see something good come out of this …

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Can Rejection Really Make Us Happy?

I was recently rejected by a fellow blog owner. Sure, her blog is a whole lot bigger and more successful than mine. Still stings a little. I submitted a guest pitch, truth be told, it was my first ever. I was a little nervous but totally expecting rejection (you know what they say, you get …

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Learning Schmerning…The Big Excuse

Do you ever feel so disconnected? For example, I’m supposed to be writing regularly…every morning, in fact. Yet I sit here and stare at the blank page, and wonder if I have anything really worth saying…anything that anyone will want to read….anything that anyone will like. It’s funny, I never really thought of myself as …

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