Sep 30, 2012

Sunday Ponderings



Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.

~ Walt Whitman ~

Sep 25, 2012

Inspiration!

This me praying that... this was the very first page, not where the storyline ends.

Sep 23, 2012

Sunday Ponderings

Yesterday was 'National Hobbit Day'. So, today I offer you a thoughtful quote from The Hobbit.
"There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something."
~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, Ch. 4 ~

Sep 21, 2012

Inspiration!

I'm going to plug in a good movie and do some late night writing tonight. My inspiration for tonight...
A strong female lead, and a man who is willing to give up anything, including his pride, in order to keep her.

Inspiration!

I do choose you. So, why don't you choose me too...

Sep 19, 2012

Happy 'Talk Like A Pirate' Day!!!

I was raised on musicals and classic movies of all kinds. We would pile together around our tiny tv and rented vcr as a family and sing along with 7 Brides and then cringe and cheer our way through one of 007's adventures... But this movie, Pirates of Penzance with Kevin Kline, was the one that made us all whoop with excitement.
Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day to all of those Pirate Kings out there!!!

Inspiration!

Sun lights up the morning, moon lights up the night... I light up when you call my name.

Sep 16, 2012

Sunday Ponderings


“A life lived in fear is a life half-lived.”

~ Spanish proverb, in Baz Luhrmann’s movie Strictly Ballroom ~

Sep 13, 2012

Inspiration!

One of my favorite things about my book (I know its kind of pompous to comment on how much i love me book, but oh, well.) is the alternating points of view with each chapter. I love this 'other' side of the story.

Inspiration!

Because every book needs a little comedy to lighten the drama.

Sep 12, 2012

Sep 10, 2012

Inspiration!

Find out what we're made of when we are called to help our friends in need...

Sep 9, 2012

Sep 7, 2012

Inspiration!

I know it's kind of silly, but Sleeping Beauty has always been a favorite movie of mine, and today I am walking in the dreams of some of my characters. So, what better inspiration than 'Once upon a dream' when the girl meets the man of her dreams.

Sep 6, 2012

Inspiration!

I hope that you see right through my walls... I hope that you catch me 'cause I'm already falling...

Inspiration!

Surely something has got to give, because I can't keep waiting to live... How far do I have to go to get to you? Many the miles...

Sep 5, 2012

Inspiration!

Oh, if we call the whole thing off, then we must part... If we ever part that would break my heart.

Sep 4, 2012

Inspiration!

Looks like nothings gonna change... cuz this loneliness won't leave me alone.

Sep 3, 2012

!!! September Challenge !!!


I am barely catching my breath after our wild and crazy rush to conquer last month's challenge... but another month has begun. So, I thought that we could have a 2 level challenge.

The first level is for all of you that have yet to read I Wish... I have 6 free Nook copies of I Wish... waiting to be sent to you. (The handy thing about Nook is that it has apps to download onto your smartphones or ipads or even your PCs.) You can enter by doing any or all of the following:

1) 'Like' I Wish... on Nook
2) 'Like' I Wish... on Amazon
3) Follow this I Wish... blog
4) 'Like' I Wish... on Facebook
5) Share I Wish... on Facebook, Pintrest, Two Peas, or your Blog
6) 'Like' the I Wish... Book Trailer or Short Book Trailer
7) Any other way of sharing I Wish... with others

All you have to do is leave a comment here or on our Facebook page letting me know how many times you have entered. At the end of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd weeks we will pick 1 winner, and at the end of the month we will draw another 3 winners. ______________________________________________

The second level is for each one of you that have read I Wish... and are eager for more of I Dream... I am asking a lot of you by having you leave a review on any of the following places:

1) Amazon
2) Nook
3) Goodreads
4) Shelfari

Once you have left one review... drop a note here or on Facebook, and I will email you Chapter 5 of I Dream... Leave a second review somewhere else and I will send you Chapter 6. _____________________________________________

On your mark... get set... GO!!! The September Challenge is on.

Happy Labor Day!


I recently went to a family wedding up in Washington. Twenty-two hours in two day with three kids under ten and four adults stuffed into my minivan. You can imagine the fatigue when we pulled up to my sister's home in WA and piled out of the car. It was around 3:00 pm, overcast, and busy busy busy! Just a day and a half from holding the wedding in the back yard and so much had yet to be done.
No problem! The new deck was number one priority. Now, there were approximately five men working on the deck... measuring, cutting, standing back and looking, measuring again. They were very precise and not getting a lot done very quickly. One thing I have learned over the years is that the fastest way to get the men moving is to throw in a hard working woman or two... or three.



Two sisters and I jumped into the mix (pic above). We got an assembly line motion going and knocked out a large portion of the spindles before dinner. My brother pushed the men forward. Another sister knocked out the food for all of the hungry laborers and the wedding. One more made the wedding cake. And my sister, whose home it was, ran the whole show.
I'm not saying that the wedding wouldn't have been fabulous without us... or that all of the other amazing volunteers didn't do an outstanding job. No, what I am saying is that the entire event was far more fun for us because we worked hard for it.
To me, this is part of what Labor Day is all about. Having a goal and working hard to achieve it. It is in those moments of achievements that man is better.

Happy Labor Day All!!! Celebrate all of those great accomplishments that have come from your hard work.

Inspiration!

Life is a maze and love is a riddle...

Sep 2, 2012