Thought for the Day: Keeping it real(istic)?

One of the saddest lines in the world is, ‘Oh come now – be realistic.’ The best parts of this world were not fashioned by those who were realistic. They were fashioned by those who dared to look hard at their wishes and gave them horses to ride. — Richard Nelson Bolles Dream big. DreamContinue reading “Thought for the Day: Keeping it real(istic)?”

Music Monday: I know how it will end because it’s already been told…

I love music. Music is the soundtrack to my life. Music is the wallpaper of my life, and my writing is infused with the sounds I love. Every Monday I will post songs that have made it into the soundtrack of my life. First one up is KING’s Hey. A friend who is an ethnomusicologist (IContinue reading “Music Monday: I know how it will end because it’s already been told…”

Thought for the Day: To hell with circumstances

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are or are not. In a moment of doubt yesterday and even this morning, I questioned if I should do this writing thing. Criticism stung; harsh and well-intentioned words kicked me in my chest. My writing doesn’t fit the market, so should I give up. ThenContinue reading “Thought for the Day: To hell with circumstances”

Thoughts for the Day: #GRWMM11 Edition

This weekend, I am attending the Moonlight & Magnoliasconference, sponsored by the Georgia Romance Writers. Lots of great information, insight and inspiration has been and is getting shared. I am soaking up all I can. Will post about this experience once I am in a place where I can reflect. Here’s the thoughts for today–allContinue reading “Thoughts for the Day: #GRWMM11 Edition”

Talking versus Doing

We all have some big, audacious goals: Become a New York Times bestseller. Make oodles of money. Become a part of the global canon. Become an author with XYZ line. And it’s great to have goals. But when and with whom should you share those goals? This TEDTalk is contrary to everything you have ever been told.Continue reading “Talking versus Doing”