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 [...]

Great Expectations

I launched my book and we exceeded our goal of getting 100 downloads.  We actually got 144 to be exact and I’m thrilled.  Now that my book is in the hands of the public, I do feel a bit like a new mother – you think your child is adorable, but you would like everyone [...]

Fulton Parks lives!

My novel The Fulton Parks Scholarship Fund finally went live on Amazon August 23, 2016.  I’ve had this dream of publishing a novel for over twenty years and to see it online was a triumphant moment for me.  I remembered a time when I had almost given up on it, and myself.  In 2003 I [...]

In the Face of Fear

I read an interesting article about A.J. Jacobs (The Year of Living Biblically); he suggests four words that can change your life:  It’s just an experiment.  This is a thought hack.  It made me think about all the things I’ve stopped myself from doing because of fear.  This idea of looking at things as just [...]

Getting Ready To Launch

Excitement, trepidation, anxiety and hopefulness - just a few of the things I'm feeling today as I'm a week away from publishing The Fulton Parks Scholarship Fund. August 28th is my Launch Date!!!  It's been quite a journey from that first draft to now getting through the nuts and bolts of self-publishing.  There is definitely a [...]