The Book That Almost Broke Me

I did it. I wrote another book. Ok, in fairness, I wrote another manuscript. The book part will be a few weeks longer yet as it still needs to go through early reads, professional edits, and formatting. But I wrote another book. So what, you might be saying. You're a writer -- a novelist -- … Continue reading The Book That Almost Broke Me

How to remain focused on your goals when life is determined to get in your way

My eldest son became sick and not just with a little cold. No, he'd caught the flu. The same strain of flu that was being featured on every nightly newscast. Taking care of him, and monitoring his symptoms was an absolute must. At the same time, the forecast called for snow. Again. It was in the … Continue reading How to remain focused on your goals when life is determined to get in your way

How Important is Your Plan to Your Outcome

A three-day weekend loomed in front of us and our plan was to have no plan. We'd sleep in as much as the children allowed. We'd stay in. After being away from home most weekends in August, my husband and I were looking forward to tackling a few projects but generally doing nothing more than relaxing. … Continue reading How Important is Your Plan to Your Outcome

A quick defense and an extra surprising empowerment

"Just when I thought I was out . . . they pull me back in." - Michael Corleone, The Godfather part III The quote pretty much sums up my feelings on our recent weather. Just a few days ago I was outside in short sleeves. The children were passing their weekends in treehouses and exploring … Continue reading A quick defense and an extra surprising empowerment