Failing Forward

Don’t let anyone tell you that failing is bad.  Failing is how we learn.  If you are failing, that means you are doing and doing is taking action, which will eventually lead to success.  Hopefully, you won’t kill anyone along the way.  Remember Maverick’s conversation with Viper in Top Gun, after Goose has been killed: [...]

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Setting Yourself Up For Success

Ok, Day 5 of the 10 Day Blog Challenge!  What is my success plan?  Well, it’s a work in progress, but I can tell how I managed to finally to do the last draft of my novel and get it published.  Even though it was something I definitely wanted to do, love to do – [...]

My Super Power

I think I’m good at making things up.  I have vivid imagination and always have.  I remember when I was a little kid, I loved playing make believe – only it was very real to me – like when I’d pretended I was a TV chef – The Galloping Gourmet was at the forefront then [...]

Ideal Day

My ideal day is the topic for Day 3 of the 10 Day Blog Challenge.  Sometimes I have to draw myself into the right place and today I’m thinking about my desire to live a more minimalist lifestyle.  I remember a time when all my belongings fit into the back of my 1977 Toyota Corolla [...]

My Why

Second day of the 10 day blog challenge and we are exploring our whys.  I would have to agree that freedom is definitely up there.  The definition of freedom has changed over the years, but my favorite definition is Kris Kristofferson’s ‘freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.’  A little bit of desperate [...]

To Focus or Not to Focus

I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on what I wasn’t doing, instead of actually doing.  I’ll give you an example.  I can work up a full head of steam with worry and anxiety about needing to make money.  The rallying cry for this is “I’ve got to do something!  Right now!!!”   Panic isn’t pretty.  [...]

On Being a Reader

When I first undertook to write a novel I just wanted to write a book that I would want to read.  After all that is what made me an avid reader ever since I was big enough to open a book   One of the fondest memories of my father (who btw turns 87 today!) is [...]