Be Yourself

Here’s a Sunday reminder: #BeYourself. I’ve gotten better at learning my physical limits. Hell, I’ve gotten better at accepting I have physical limits at all (having chronic health issues sucks). I’ve learned to prioritize what I need and what my body needs over the needs of others. There are certain people in my life who […]

Positive Mindsets

It’s something I’ve written about before, but I was reminded of this recently. As someone who’s struggled a lot through their life on various levels, I’ve often felt like my life was doomed to stay on negative paths. When your brain is so used to things going wrong, it just assumes everything will, and so […]

New Release! (and Vision Boards – Planning Post 5)

Before we continue with my series on planning, let’s celebrate a new release! Ripple, Persy & Sully’s story, the second in my Seaside Valleria series, is out now! Amazon: http://geni.us/SV2AZ iBooks: http://geni.us/SV2iBooks Nook: http://geni.us/SV2Nook Kobo: http://geni.us/SV2Kobo Google: http://geni.us/SV2Google Goodreads: http://geni.us/SV2Goodreads Her voice was a rough whisper. “Sometimes I feel like I’ll never have peace.” He reached up to cup her cheek. […]

Want vs. Am – Fear Post 5

There’s another part to overcoming fear, and that’s your mindset and how you view yourself. Learning to recognize or delve into the root of our fears is important, but just as important is changing your mindset about your fears. Thinking you won’t succeed at something won’t help you succeed. Some people say that positive thinking […]

New Release! (and Fictional Fear – Fear Post 4)

Before we continue with my series on overcoming fear, let’s celebrate a new release! Rush, Hector & Millie’s story, the first in my Seaside Valleria series, is out now! “I’m messed up,” she confessed. He’d probably figured that out, but she needed to say it. “I know, baby,” he said softly. “That doesn’t turn me […]

The Journey – Fear Post 2

Yesterday, I talked about getting to the root of fear. Today, I’ll talk more about that journey. For me, the real fear wasn’t writing, it was living a life I wanted to live. I did intense introspection about my life, taking it apart and examining each piece. This was something I did daily, more than […]

Fear – Post 1

Today, I’m starting my series of posts on how I overcame my fear of writing (and a great many other things). FEAR. Hearing that word, even reading that word…it can send a chill down your spine. It can send goosebumps skittering across your skin. FEAR. It has the power to destroy you. But ONLY if […]

Progress vs Procrastination

Today I argue that procrastination can be necessary for progress. Last week was tough. I’ve learned when I have those sorts of weeks that I need to take time for self-care. But… What about the book? What about the publishing date I have in mind? What about this? What about that? I need to work, […]

You Are Not Alone

This is the most personal post I’ve written. I am putting a trigger warning on this post, so please consider that before reading.* I debated posting this. I always want to create a positive experience for my readers (whether that’s readers of the blog or my books), and this is a very heavy subject. But, […]

Hate vs. Love

It’s turning out to be one of those weeks… There are forces in my life that tell me I’m constantly not good enough. That I need to change parts of me to fit whatever idealized version they have for my life. Sometimes it’s a physical change, sometimes it’s something else about my life they hate […]