Outlining vs. Discovery Writing: Which is Correct?

There is much debate on the process of writing a novel.  Many traditionalists fall back on what we were taught in school---first create an outline and then fill in the blanks.  While others subscribe to the rule of having no rules. These writers just write, figuring out how their story will unfold as they move … Continue reading Outlining vs. Discovery Writing: Which is Correct?

How to “Be Brave Enough to Suck at Something New”

Be Brave Enough to Suck at Something New. The above image has been making its way around Facebook. In fact, I posted it.  The message really resonated with me.  It is something that I had already been pondering in my own journey of trying something new—with this blog and my other writing. “Putting myself out … Continue reading How to “Be Brave Enough to Suck at Something New”

Trust the Process

  Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.        - Robert Collier I have big goals this year, and I have to admit: I am struggling with the process—the process of getting this blog off the ground, writing my books, and getting fit. The process is taking … Continue reading Trust the Process

Movies and Scenes that Inspire

It's been a LOOOONG week and if you're like me, you want nothing more than to veg on the couch tonight with a good movie. Looking for a good flick to watch---one that will move you to tears, inspire you, and make you feel uplifted?  Or, how about a good family movie? The following movies … Continue reading Movies and Scenes that Inspire

My Bright Light Living A-ha Moment

Bright Light Living is about my a-ha moment. Sometimes you can hear or see something repeatedly, but it just doesn’t register – I mean truly register – until you are ready to receive its true, impactful meaning . . . I am a middle child who lived a middle-class type of life. My mother raised … Continue reading My Bright Light Living A-ha Moment