The long game isn’t always pretty when achieving your dream.

It’s one of those days when you realize you have to play a long game to reach your goal.

The long game sucks.

I am sick to my stomach… who allowed me to publish a book? Your fired!

Friends and family are amazing! They will hype you up until you believe that you should run for political office, become a comedian, start a lifestyle brand, or become an influencer… They will tell you to publish that book! Why in the world did I listen? My book is live. You can find it onContinue reading “I am sick to my stomach… who allowed me to publish a book? Your fired!”

So, you want to publish on Amazon? Great! It turns out it is not so easy…

So, you wrote the book, you have a social media following, and someone made sure all the words were spelled correctly…what is next? Figuring out the seven key phrases you will use for marketing purposes.

Social media and the writer- a guide to surviving tweets, memes, and posts.

According to all the websites- you have to be relevant on ALL social media platforms is you want to be successful at anything! Oh, Dear God- this is stressful!

The book has been written. Now I face the real challenge. To be or not to be?

Did you know that there was more to drafting a novel than just writing? Yup- there is also depression, self-questioning, and nervous breakdowns! It’s awesome!

And then there were two more…. life as a snake mom trying to re-potty train two grown dogs. Life is great!

Lesson 1- don’t take family photos with snakes! Lesson 2- Snakes are hunters, and like warm meat- hide your fingers at feeding time!

Snakes! The new family pet?

There are a few things in this world I could do without- 1. People who say they will call and don’t. 2. Children that scream in public. 3. Liver. 4. Spiders or any creepy crawlers with more than four legs. 5. People who are always late. And snakes! I am not an enthusiastic fan ofContinue reading “Snakes! The new family pet?”

How to write a book! By a non-published writer.

Friends, The clock is ticking down to my first day back at work. In an office. With people. During specific hours. Yuck. I have spent the last week working on finishing my book. That book that has sat within the confines of my computer for almost a year. And during this process, I have learnedContinue reading “How to write a book! By a non-published writer.”

When dreams do come true.

I looked down at the journal in my hands-  Day 18,645- Still hot. The coffee is still not good. Going to read today. Maybe go for a walk. And as always- write.   I looked at the plate of food sitting in front of me. What could a girl do to get a cheeseburger around here?Continue reading “When dreams do come true.”

The Last Train Stop…

Metal clanging against metal reverberated through the air. After waking up with a start, Katie quickly closed her eyes against the blinding light. For a moment, she lay still, trying to get her bearings, but all she heard was a slight hum of movement. Where was she?  Slowly, Katie opened her left eye, wincing atContinue reading “The Last Train Stop…”