Pushing Through Wilted Courage

It’s been a while since I talked about my self-published novel… I’ll start this by saying that I received (yet another) rejection email from one of the agents I pitched at the conference. Those things are always horribly timed. We’d just settled back home after a 2-day birthday extravaganza. I was curled up with a … Continue reading Pushing Through Wilted Courage

Passion Over Fear

I have not interviewed in over 5 years and it is one of the worst things I can think of doing aside from accidentally nip-slipping in public. I do not like selling myself AT ALL and I have absolutely zero desire to sit and try to convince someone that I have a book they want … Continue reading Passion Over Fear

Where The Fig Tree Grows

My grandpa passed away while I was in college. I still vividly remember my dad's shaky voice when he called to tell me, unable to get the sentence out. It's the first time I'd ever heard him cry. I'd just visited my grandpa the week or so before and it was one of, if not … Continue reading Where The Fig Tree Grows

The Art of Saying “NO!”

In honor of transparency, I am sharing with you something that I'm oddly proud of. A criticism of my first novel - which is KIND of like a photo of myself naked hours after giving birth... but less gooey. Before I do this - I want to say a few things.  I never EVER have … Continue reading The Art of Saying “NO!”

It’s Happening Again…

I have put this off long enough.  Almost a year ago this month, I started on my second novel, The Quiet Ones.  I wanted to make it feel completely different than my first to prove (mostly to myself) that I could push myself creatively.  We All Fall Down will always be one of my favorite stories.  I … Continue reading It’s Happening Again…

Irrationally Fearful Superwoman

I was talking to my good friend last night about the frustrations of the unknown.  It’s a realm in which many different career paths can leave you and some are a bit easier to navigate than others.  Also, other factors can make the unknown less stressful, like not having children to consider, a mortgage, comfort … Continue reading Irrationally Fearful Superwoman

Playing The Long Game

“Oh, I have many weaknesses!” - said E. Lockhart when I asked her what she struggled with most and how she navigated through those road blocks as a new writer.  The words came out so quickly, so matter-of-fact as if her writing wasn't completely flawless and dream-like. She also said have not had. So, you’re telling me an … Continue reading Playing The Long Game