Perhaps I shouldn’t be so

Rough on myself and

Overly demanding of my time

Clearly I should be working on my book but the

Reality of it is … I’m really not

Able to focus on one thing at a time.

Sometimes demands fight for my

Time and most often they win.

In those moments I throw my hands in defeat and do


As I sit with my own thoughts, staring at a blank sheet

The realization that I will need to work twice-as-hard later kicks in and

I am pained that I have wasted yet another afternoon

On menial tasks that keep me from working on the

Novel once again. I suppose there is always tomorrow.


Event – Local Author Showcase


Local Author Showcase

So excited to be part of the Local Author Showcase at the Brighton District Library on Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For anyone in the area, feel free to stop by and say hello!  There will be 11 other authors attending to share their writing journeys!

For anyone not able to join us, be sure to look for my books on Goodreads and Amazon!

Latest Author’s Toolbox Find

Emotion Thesaurus

The Emotion Thesaurus by: Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi

I have had my eye on several books by these authors, and I finally decided to make an investment in my writing journey and add a few to my Writer’s Toolbox!  I can tell already that The Emotion Thesaurus is going to be an amazing addition moving forward, and I can’t wait to put it to use!

Since I am so excited to use it, I turned to page 74, and skimmed through the page to see what was listed for the emotion “Excitement.” There were a number of inspirational words and phrases that could get the creative juices flowing if one was stuck on how to describe a particular feeling. The book is easy to follow, with definitions of each word at the top of the page, and then listings of Physical Signals, Internal Sensations, Mental Responses, Cues of Acute or Long-Term Excitement and Cues of Suppressed Excitement. What was really fun was seeing the feeling I had when flipping through this book described in the second line of Cues of Acute or Long-Term Excitement. “An intense desire to share the feeling with others.”

So here I am, following through with my emotion and sharing my feelings about this wonderful tool that no writer should be without. I guess they pegged that one!  Can’t wait to see what else they have in store for my characters!