Saturday, April 30, 2016

It Doesn’t Get Easier. Accept the Process.

February 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Encouragement

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~ Thomas A. Edison A few weeks ago the company I work for had a motivational speaker at our monthly staff meeting. One thing he said really stood out to me. He said, “It doesn’t get any easier. Accept […]

A Bumpy, Humbling, and Exhilarating Slog toward Publication

November 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Craft, Encouragement

by Elizabeth Camden My road to publication was long and bumpy.  I daydreamed about my first manuscript for years before I got up the courage to start writing.  I honed and polished it to a diamond-bright shine.  It was exactly the kind of novel I adored reading and I considered it a masterpiece.  I sent […]

Anyone Else Feel Like Cinderella Back from the Ball?

September 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Encouragement

The clock struck midnight and I had to run home, back to reality, before my beautiful gown turned into the rags meant for the daily grind of life. And now I’m here. Home. My gown is hung in the closet waiting for next year, and thankfully, I didn’t lose a shoe, but it feels like […]

3 Ways to Overcome Writing Obstacles: YOU Can Do It!

June 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Balance, Blog, Encouragement

My writing pal Mick Silva, founder of Your Writer’s Group, has been a much needed encourager as I work (or think about working) on my current WIP. His tagline for his awesome community is “Writing for a Higher Purpose.” And through our email communication and his Monday Morning Motivations, he challenges me to do just […]

Finding Your Writing Voice

March 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Craft, Encouragement

It may not seem so, but in their early days, all authors were builders. Much as we might like to believe someone could slap down a suitcase of money to buy that beautiful mansion, it doesn’t work that way. No one moves into a house they didn’t build. Of course, everyone tries before realizing it, […]

Poured Out Love

August 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Illness, Interruptions, MidWeek Motivation

ShoShone Falls located in Idaho towers thirty-six feet higher than Niagara Falls, and the sight is amazing. The water flows around a bend in the river, rushes and cascades over several layers of huge, jagged rocks, and drops 212 feet. A spray rises into the sky and at the bottom is a beautiful rainbow. Standing […]

Writing Takes Discipline!

November 11, 2008 by  
Filed under Blog, Faith, Time Management

I have to sit down and work. I have to make goals. I have to meet goals. I’ve also found out that the more discipline I have in life the better my writing goes. I learned that when I have the discipline to eat right and exercise I sleep better, wake up with energy, and […]

Take Courage

August 31, 2008 by  
Filed under Faith, Writing

The storm must have whipped up so quickly they didn’t even have time to lower the sails. It was a pleasant evening; all was going well. They were just supposed to cross the sea, not battle the forces of nature. But plans changed. Dark storm clouds climbed across the sky like a pack of hungry […]

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