Thursday, May 5, 2016

Life Has its Own Forces



Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living ~ Soren Kierkegaard

If you’re well on your way through your dream journey, you might have already noticed how different your life has turned. You’ve probably met new people, also engaged in your dream journey, and are becoming more involved in the community of dreamers.

That’s been one of the most rewarding aspects of working to become a writer, the community in which I belong. Prior to attending a convention in 2014, I interacted with a few people on Facebook and Twitter. Meeting people in person and spending quality time with them solidified some of those relationships.

If you have the opportunity to commune with others striving for your same, or similar, dream goals, by all means take it. The number of support groups online is endless, but there is nothing like interacting in person to help create community and achieve your goals.

I’d love to hear about a time when you got to spend real time with other in your dream goals and how it helped your own journey.

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from Omnilit!



Can two men find love amidst the pervasive culture of  propriety, honor, and expectation of the 1960s?

My latest novel, Need Your Love is available from Omnilit!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Faithful Gardener



Help us to be forever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing come to birth and with out light nothing flowers ~ Mary Sarton

When asked recently how I feel, with everything going on, it feels wonderful to say that things are going great!

When I examine why, the common denominator seems to be back into regular writing routines. I can’t believe how much better I feel emotionally, spiritually, even physically. The other day (and even the morning I write this) my appetite is back with a vengeance.

Its seems when I operate with all cylinders firing, that is when I’m the best. I’m back to blogging regularly, promoting my titles, and most importantly, writing. I’m setting boundaries at the NSEDJ and spending energy on myself and my relationship with my husband.

The one area still a bit out of balance is my reading. I have devoured as much as I can on self help topics. I need to balance that with fiction of my favorite authors again. I am trying to enjoy Kayla Jameth’s A Tested Love that came out last month.

I’d love to hear about a time when you found peace when you returned to your dream journey goals.


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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from All Romance eBooks!



Can two men find love amidst the pervasive culture of  propriety, honor, and expectation of the 1960s?

My latest novel, Need Your Love is available from All Romance eBooks!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Rainbow Snippets - Need Your Love





Eron squinted through the smoke at the sound of footsteps around the corner of the church. The sun blinded him as the stranger joined him.

Well, look who it is.

Eron nodded and grunted “hello” as he took the cigarette out of his mouth.

“Hello,” the other man said. “You needed a break, too.”

“Eron Lassiter.” Eron put the cigarette back in his mouth and extended his right hand.

“Garrett Emerson.” Garrett extended his hand, and held the pack of cigarettes in his left.





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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from Amazon US!










Saturday, April 30, 2016

Muscular and Spiritual Energy



There’s a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of the wind ~ Annie Dillard

Once you get your routines figured out, you might find them easy to adhere because they work so well for you.

My routines work for me because I truly am a morning person. I get up, ride my exercise bike, and then sit down at the computer for at least an hour before work each day. We are usually in bed by 9pm each night and I am up by 5 every day. This also helps me maintain a consistent sleep schedule.

Boundaries also work well for me, when it comes to writing. It’s hard for me to be creative after a full day of work, so I rarely work on creative, first draft writing in the evenings. I might work on editing if I have a novel coming out, but that is a bit different.

I’m not so good at setting boundaries with my NSEDJ, but I’m getting better at that as well.

I’d love to hear about how your routines and boundaries work well for your dream journey.

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from Barnes and Noble!



Can two men find love amidst the pervasive culture of  propriety, honor, and expectation of the 1960s?

My latest novel, Need Your Love is available from Barnes and Noble!




Thursday, April 28, 2016

A Lump in the Throat




A poem begins with a lump in the throat ~ Robert Frost

Your dream journey usually also starts as a lump in the throat or an itch that one can’t shake. It’s an idea so that so ingrained in your being, it’s probably always been there.

For me, once I settled into my writing routines, I found writing a natural extension of myself. Getting up early in the morning, working for an hour before going to work, makes my day go much better. I much more relaxed, calm, and serene during the day when I get up, excercise, then write for at least an hour.

Working on my dream goal is a regular par of my day as eating or sleeping. When I don’t make the time to get up and work on my projects, my day seems lacking.

Tell me about a part of your dream journey that was easy for you.

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from Smashwords!



Can two men find love amidst the pervasive culture of  propriety, honor, and expectation of the 1960s?

My latest novel, Need Your Love is available from Smashwords!
Coming soon from JMS Books: Disappear With Me!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Answers are Within



Take full account of the excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not ~ Marcus Aurelius

After you discover your dream journey, there might be a time of hesitation before you actually get started. If you’re already in the chosen field of your dream goal, this just might mean that you stall progress. For those who haven’t begun…well we all know what that means.

If you’re in that position, don’t despair. Fear of the unknown is natural. Remember this: you have the answers deep inside.

Yes, you read that right, each of us has the answers inside ourselves for the questions we seek.

When I started writing, I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t even know the ending to the story at that point. I had the words in my head and I started typing them out on the blank page on the computer. Inside though, I knew I was going in the right direction.

I did seek out help through books and feedback from others, so the story that is published today is not the rough draft I first produced. I didn’t know everything I needed to know (do you ever?), but I had a gut feeling on where to start and how to progress.

You have the answers deep inside. Take a moment to listen and see what you find out.

I’d love to hear about a time when you figured out your own answers in your dream journey.

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from Omnilit!



Can two men find love amidst the pervasive culture of  propriety, honor, and expectation of the 1960s?

My latest novel, Need Your Love is available from Omnilit!



Sunday, April 24, 2016

Rainbow Snippets - A Place to Call Their Own






The War Between the States was over. Frank had fought on the Union side, but there was one more fight to win before he could go west. As Gregory Young stood up, he glanced across the table at Frank. He nodded to indicate it was all right for Gregory to leave the room with everybody else. Frank had to fight this battle on his own.
Frank’s father, Paul, took a deep breath before he spoke. “Son, I know I can’t stop you from leaving, but I am going to do everything in my power to talk you out of this.”

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Can two men find love amidst the pervasive culture of  propriety, honor, and expectation of the 1960s?

My latest novel, Need Your Love is available from Amazon US!



Coming soon from JMS Books: Disappear With Me!