Nov 25, 2012


I want to make you try to be the best yet...

Sunday Ponderings

At this last Sunday of NaNoWriMo I leave you with a quote about success and failure... it is a fine line we travel.

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.

~ J. K. Rowling ~

*Photo By Greg Colbert

Nov 19, 2012

One Year Anniversary for I Wish...

Wow!!! It has already been an entire year since I Wish... has come out. Thanks to all of the support of everyone we have spread the word and really grown a fan base.

On this Anniversary nothing would be more appropriate than gifts, so here is the lowdown on how to get them...

First: just share one thing about I Wish... on any medium (ie: Facebook, Pintrest, Email, IM, Two Peas,...) and you are automatically entered to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card (Just in time for the holidays)

Second: share again and earn a chance for a free e-copy of I Wish... to give as a present to a friend or keep for yourself.

The most important part of this is to report back to me in order to be entered into the drawing.

Thank you all again for all of your support!


I know my heart will never be the same...

Nov 18, 2012

Sunday Ponderings

On this week of Thanksgiving my mind unfortunately tends to turn toward my doubts and regrets before it stumbles upon the mountain of blessings that I have been given. I shared a lesson this week by an amazing man, Dieter Uchtdorf, who said... "So often we get caught up in the illusion that there is something just beyond our reach that would bring us happiness: a better family situation, a better financial situation, or the end of a challenging trial.
The older we get, the more we look back and realize that external circumstances don’t really matter or determine our happiness.
We do matter. We determine our happiness.
You and I are ultimately in charge of our own happiness."

I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving this year!

Nov 17, 2012


I start to compromise my life and my purpose... is it all worth it. Am I going to turn out fine?

Nov 16, 2012


Ever time I think of you, I think of how you pushed me through, and showed me how much better I could be...

Nov 14, 2012

Nov 12, 2012


A little comedy, throw in some tension, and a hint of what could be... Check, check and check for today's writing inspiration.

Nov 11, 2012

Sunday Ponderings

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.

~ Benjamin Franklin ~

Nov 10, 2012


So, please take what's left on this heart and use... please use only what you need.

Nov 9, 2012

Working hard...

I took a break from NaNoWriMo today and curled up to a good movie. I watched The Help and cried and laughed right along with the characters. It surprised me how much I loved the movie. I loved the simple, stark impact that the moral held. I loved the quotable passages and the connection that I felt with each one of the characters. I even loved the unquiet of the ending. No happily ever after promised, but a courage to take on a new future.

I also loved the last line of the movie...
My boy... always said we gonna to have a writer in the family some day. I guess it's gonna be me.

Do you ever feel that way? I do. Now I must get back to my writing... to move forward with courage into a new future.

Nov 6, 2012

Election Day Inspiration!

I have thought a lot about the ultimate moral of the I Wish... series. If you haven't noticed the trail of human and Jinn bound by their own fears and misconceptions... bound by honor and bound by pride. My goal is to unravel it all and let the dust settle before the gift of freedom gives back to them.

On this election day I wanted to share a speech by a great president where he expresses the need of our great country to remember who we are and where we come from and, most importantly, that freedom is fragile.

Nov 5, 2012


I think of my writing much like the presentation of this goofy, backwoods guy. I don't look like a writer. I don't sound like a writer. Heck, I didn't even publish my book in the traditional manner... But once you sink into one of my stories you can feel it.

Nov 4, 2012

Sunday Ponderings

In honor of NaNoWriMo... determination.

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

~Colin Powell~

Nov 1, 2012


So, today's inspiration is all about the relationship between mother-figures and sons. Respect earned on both sides and fun had, how they communicate and act toward each other. I L-O-V-E this clip of mother and son on Ellen!