A Bang Out Of New Year’s

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAWhen I realized that I was scheduled to write the New Year’s Day post over at the Muffin, I was like, “Dang. I just wrote about New Year’s.”

I’m not gonna lie; I was a little stumped. But then I took a long, hot bath and bang!  “Before You Look Forward, Take a Look Back” came to me.

Also, it occurred to me to check my Muffin calendar a wee bit more regularly.

So Happy New Year’s, friends! May 2015 be filled with sparkly words and glittering sales, and most especially, may you find where your heart–and pen–is leading you!

Writers Jingle Bell Rock!

DSCN8538And so this is the first of December…

Some of you are downright euphoric, coming off a November of major writing accomplishments, whether it be 30 plus picture book ideas or 50,000 plus words for your novel!

Some of you…not so much.

I won’t say what camp I fell into this year. I’m just going to direct you to “Counting Your Writing Blessings” over at The Muffin. I smiled, writing that post and thinking up blessings. I hope you’ll smile, too, after following the directions.

Because it’s December, and all of you writers–wherever you are in your journey–Jingle Bell rock!

Denzel’s Excellent Advice for Writers (And Just About Everybody Else)

I’ve always been a big Denzel Washington fan. But now I think I may have to add him to the Top Ten List of Favoritest People in the World. Possibly listen to his excellent advice on a regular basis. ‘Cause even though I know what he says is true–and try to follow that path as a writer, as a wife, a mom, a daughter, and a friend–there’s something about the way Denzel says it that empowers me just a tiny bit more.

I think it’s called charisma. I hope you’ll call it excellent advice, too.