Saturday, November 9, 2019

Day 21

For those of you keeping track, this should be day 23. As you can see from the picture the past two days have not gone as planned. I am not feeling well. It is not a cold or the flu, it is intestinal. I am hoping to be recovered by tomorrow.

I was able to teach my mini workshop on Friday at Pulaski Writers Alliance. I believe it was a success. They weren't trying to get rid of me.

I came home and crawled into my jammies for the rest of the night. Pretty sad if you consider I was home by 3:40pm.

But I did get afternoon pages written today. Before I gave up.

Hope you are  well and warm.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Good evening: Day 20

Thought I'd get this in before the snow falls. We might have flurries on Thursday.

Morning pages are done. The day was again organized. Things have actually happened according to plan today. Always a good thing.

As soon as I finish this I will be putting together sentence starters for my writing group lesson. I hope they plan to write.

If you have not been following along, morning pages are written for the first half hour of your day. I generally eat breakfast before writing mine. It helps to give my day focus, write out anything causing me worry or anguish. I even include my frustrations. If you haven't tried it, give it a go for a week. You don't have to be a writer to do them. They are for you and no one else.


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Good Afternoon: Day 19

This sums up how I feel today. It's been a busy morning, Did made breakfast, did dishes, got dressed, went to the post office, voted, picked up my mail, swept the front sidewalk, chatted with the neighbor boy. School is closed today for the election. Polls here close at 6pm. 

Hoping the rest of my day will as productive as the morning. So, this will be short. I am heading to put my guest room back in order, sweep the floor and add some totes with yarn in them to the closet. I need the totes out of my living room as it will be the last room I find any order. Boxes are still slowly finding their way to the recycler.

Hope if nothing else you are doing the morning pages. Let them put order to your day.


Monday, November 4, 2019

Good Afternoon: Day 18

I am armed with my cup of tea. My Morning Pages were the first thing I did today. It felt good to plan my week.

Tomorrow the first order of the day is voting. Then to the post office. Finally back home to put some order to the house. If the weather holds out I will be spraying the foundation and around my doors and windows with peppermint. So far it has worked in the house at keeping the mice at bay.

The bulk of my week will be spent writing. I have two books to finish. I have one to start and several others to work on for 2020.

Hope you are doing morning pages and getting your goals accomplished.


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Sunday: Day 17

Not the best photo but the best I could find. This is the First Presbyterian Church in Somerset, KY. This is where I spend most Sunday mornings. Today was no exception. It is a small congregation. We started off with the handbell choir this morning. It was also communion Sunday.

So, my morning pages became afternoon pages today, but they were written. After I put my chicken breasts in the crockpot to cook. I will be making chicken salad for several meals.

I have a conference call coming up with my publisher. I'm hoping some good things come out of it.

I have contacted a photographer about new photos giving me branding photographs for my website. I am hoping we can do it soon. Although I have no red shoes. Ugh. I have everything else.

I will try to blog daily this week, however I am finishing two books. So, it could be very late when I blog.


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Blustery Saturday: Day 16

Books are the most exciting things ever written. A book can carry you into the past, into the future, explore science, or archeology. They can deal with everyday life. Whatever they do, they provide hours of entertainment to millions of people.

I find it sad that 82% of the people who read want to write, yet 99% of you never will. Writing is a gift from God. If you do not write, you are letting him down. You are letting yourself down. You don't have to write fiction. Write your story, the one in your heart. You never know when  your words will help someone else.

Writing is also magic. Fairy tales, fantasy, legends show the magic of the world. Do you believe in fairies, elves, sprites, piskies, unicorns, dragons, heroes? All these are a part of the magic.

Some of you may or may not understand I am passionate about writing and the written word. I have been an avid reader all my life. I read for knowledge and enjoyment. I often am reading two or three books at a time. Likewise, I am always working on two or three books or stories at the same time.

So, yes, I did morning pages. Yes, I will make an artist date this week and yes, I will teach a mini workshop on Friday.

What is keeping you from writing? Follow this link Even if you cannot watch it at the scheduled time, sign up. You will get a replay. 


Friday, November 1, 2019

Days 14 & 15

While I have done Morning Pages the past two days, I did not post a blog. Yesterday I ran errand which included some much needed groceries.

Mind is still swirling about taking the next steps toward making my dream a reality. I am working on my last two books. I am hoping they will be done by next week. Ready for edits. I am also preparing to teach a mini workshop to one of the writers' groups I belong to.

I hope you are finding your way to your dreams. Don't give up. It's not, too late. Dreams are what keep up alive. When they start taking a shape, the are awesome.

If you did not sign up for the webinar on writing a book because of the time, please register anyway. They will send you a replay of the webinar. The link is:
It helps me get credit for people attending. I'd appreciate it.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Whacky Wednesday

I awoke to rain this morning. Found it a bit amusing. I moved into this house on October 31, 2018. It was raining. We are scheduled for rain and dropping temps tomorrow.  I pondered this as I wrote my morning pages.

Then I did the mundane and paid my bills. Housework the usual humdrum of living. Started laundry since I have been gone for a few days.

My mind is still rehashing the conference. I think it will take the rest of the week to all sink in. It was amazing. The amount of information is what I need to wrap my head around. I know I'm taking the next best steps for the career I've chosen. 

If you think you are too old to start a career, let me tell you first hand, you are NOT. You can live your dream if you take the steps to do it. I'm taking my steps are you?


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Happy Tuesday!!!!!

Morning pages are done!!! It was a good way for me to look at what my Next Best Step will be. I know I am on the right path.
There it is, my path. Have you found yours? Finding a path is not always easy and there are obstacles along the way. While mine looks clear I could have obstacles. How I choose to react to the obstacles will be how I stay on the path or get off the path.

I have a question to pose today. Do you want to write a book? Because research shows 82% of all people want to write a book. Research also shows, 99% of you won't. To me, that is sad. There are so many of you who could write a book and yet you don't. You cannot keep waiting for inspiration--YOU are the inspiration. You cannot wait for the right time--the time is NOW! So, what's stopping you?

I have an offer for you. It will cost nothing but your time.
Click the link and learn the path to writing the book you've always wanted to write. Learn how to get started on your path. The journey starts with clicking the link. Are you BRAVE enough? 


Monday, October 28, 2019

The Big Take Away

What I can for certain tell you about attending a conference is Morning Pages go by the way side. What I can tell  you about this specific conference, is it delivers over and over for four days. 

If I had not been on fire when I arrived, I was not there an hour before the fire was lit. It was non-stop information, it was meeting new people and making new friends. It was round-table masterminds, it was the success of people who never dreamed of success. It was gaining inspiration. It was awesome.

I cannot even begin to tell you all the wonderful things that happened. It's something you have to experience. I did get confirmation I am headed in the right direction. Always a plus. Had the best table mates at the conference and know we will be keeping in touch. Looking forward to seeing them next year.

So, I will be back to morning pages in the morning. For now it's just nice to be home.


Friday, October 25, 2019

Morning Pages Days 9 & 10

This is exactly what I am doing. Morning pages for both days have been written.

It was a 5 hour drive with no issues. The Conference!!! I have posted photos all day. David Banderhorst was our speaker from 8 am to 1pm. He spoke about building your offer. He took us through three steps and the fourth was presentation. He gave us stretch time and a 15 minute break. We broke for lunch around 11 and were back at it by 12:15. 

Lunch was unappealing, but I made a valiant effort to find something. Then had some downtime and hit the mall for something I'd forgotten and a sweater as the ballroom is cold.  I purchased the two books I wanted. One is autographed. Need to catch up with the other author. 

Awards were amazing. The winners' stories were compelling. My new friend Sandra won for YA. So, I bought a copy of her book and got it autographed.

Headed back with Mackezie to our hotel and we are just chilling.


Day 21

For those of you keeping track, this should be day 23. As you can see from the picture the past two days have not gone as planned. I am ...