What's life without writing? Words create a mood, initiate feelings and sometimes lead to healing. I've been writing my entire life to feel something other than the turmoil, fear and pain that follows close to me nearly every day. Poetry, stories, novellas, articles and lately, memoir. I've always loved memoir and nonfiction, but over the … Continue reading Where is your soul sleeping?
The holidays are always filled with mixed emotions for me. I am always grateful to share Christmas and New Year's with my husband, my brother-in-law and my parents. But, while I realize my blessings, I also know that over those two weeks of stepping away from myself and becoming the social hostess and dealing with … Continue reading A new year, a strong future
I think we can all agree it's been a strange and difficult year. For a highly sensitive person and INFJ like me, there were times when I wondered if I'd get through it. And it's not over yet. But I think that what I once considered my flaws are now my strengths. It surprises me … Continue reading Old Journals, New Inspiration
Hey everyone! I discovered an exciting, new indie author. If you love dark fantasy, Author E.B. Rose will take you on a memorable adventure in Lion Of ZaRall Earthome Book 1. He was more than a bad investment. The last thing Olira wanted was to purchase a purebred slave. A beast solely bred and raised to kill. … Continue reading Lion of ZaRall–a Dark Fantasy Adventure
Memoirs. I've always loved reading other people's stories, but who wouldn't? More than interest and entertainment, there's always something to learn from another person's personal experiences, intimate knowledge and wisdom. There's always something to take away. Sometimes you feel good and hopeful, other times angry and needing a tissue. But I've never finished a memoir, … Continue reading Train Gone–A Coda Ex-JW Memoir
On September 9, I wrote this tweet: So I'm getting ready to hit the publish button on my second novella. And I'm frozen. What is wrong with me? I received a lot of reaction from this simple and honest tweet. Writer friends understood and offered support and encouragement. Some told me it was a natural … Continue reading Releasing your writing and yourself
I recently read somewhere that INFJs tend to chase people. At first, I didn't believe it. We are introverted, quiet people as a rule and don't like to push ourselves on others. We love when our people are just as crazy about us as we are with them. But we don't chase them. It sounded … Continue reading Do you chase people?
I've been avoiding this blank space for too long. But I haven't avoided all writing--and editing, revision, researching and reading. No, just this site. My personal site. Why? Why do writers sometimes avoid a project they usually enjoy and know they should continue? And when a lot of time passes, it becomes both easier … Continue reading My Summer Writing Life
I think everyone can agree that this has been a strange, scary, turbulent year so far. My husband was hospitalized the first week of January for an unknown lung illness, which we discovered a couple of months later was Coronavirus. He had just gone back to work and was feeling more normal when Covid-19 … Continue reading Thank you for being you
Don't look at me. Don't notice me. I just want to listen and watch. It's too hard for me to join the discussion. I hate my voice and might say something wrong. People may laugh. I hate my picture taken. I'd rather be the photographer. Writing how I feel is easier than saying it. … Continue reading Drama, poetry and my INFJ issues