Video: We Are All a Work In Progress: The Wisdom & Freedom of Creating a Not-To-Do List!

I had the pleasure of joining my writer pal Jennifer Klepper a few weeks ago for her WIPMondays video series on Instagram, which stands for Work in Progress (because we are all a work in progress!). We chatted about productivity, and specifically creating a Not-To-Do List. Our To-Do Lists always focus on what we have, should, or need to do. Flip it! There's wisdom, not to mention freedom, in creating a Not-To-Do List, which can [...]

By |2020-12-09T13:42:01-08:00December 8th, 2020|Productivity, Writing, Writing Community|0 Comments

Webinar – “Understanding Diversity: Avoiding Harmful Depictions in Your Writing”

I’ve had the pleasure of serving as the Webinar Program Leader and Host for the Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association since spring 2019, and it's a role I relish. It provides me with a front-row seat to fabulous presenters and professional development, and helps me keep my finger on the pulse of the writing community and publishing industry. One particular area of that community and industry that I'm passionate about is diversity and inclusion. So it [...]

By |2020-12-17T10:20:30-08:00October 14th, 2020|Writing Craft|0 Comments

My 15 Favorite Reads of 2019

So many good books in 2019! I set my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal to 52 books -- one per week -- and managed to read 61. That was through a combination of traditional hard cover/paperback books, ebooks on my Kindle, and audiobooks that I listened to (while driving, walking my dogs and doing housework... sure makes the activities more pleasurable!). It's always difficult to choose favorites, but there were some definite stand outs. If you [...]

By |2020-12-15T13:18:08-08:00February 2nd, 2020|Book Reviews, Reading|2 Comments

Where is This Supposed “Midlife Crisis?” Aging Into Confidence on the Back-Nine

So I'm now at the age that most people would call Midlife. My husband jokingly calls it “the Back Nine,” referring to the last nine holes of an eighteen-hole golf course. I don’t play golf, but I certainly get the gist! When I was a kid, I remember hearing about how people would often have a "Midlife Crisis." They would do wacky, out-of-the-ordinary things. They would not act like their former selves. They would often [...]

By |2020-12-15T13:18:25-08:00January 30th, 2020|Adventures, Gratitude|0 Comments

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