A NEW PERSPECTIVE

“You don’t matter.” “Nobody cares.” “You’ll never be as good as ‘x’, so why bother?” “What a joke you are.” “You don’t fit in.” “Stop embarrassing yourself and just GIVE UP.”   These are all things I have told myself over the past several years, mostly regarding my...

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DON’T BLINK

I heard my husband tell my sister-in-law the other day, “don’t blink.” Her children are 7 and 9, when it seems like just yesterday, they were in preschool. My own children are 16 and 18, not far from leaving “the nest”. As I survey the many photo cards we received for...

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YOUR LIFE MATTERS

Last evening, I had the privilege of seeing “It’s a Wonderful Life”, the holiday classic starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. For those unfamiliar with the story, it’s about a hard-working, humble man—George Bailey— who never really felt like he’d accomplished “big...

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Random Thoughts on Writing and Publishing

I’ll be the first to admit lack of confidence has kept me from moving forward many times in my life. But sometimes it feels like all the confidence in the world won’t help if outside forces play a factor. I’m talking about my writing journey, of course. Before I...

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UNIQUELY DESIGNED

  Yesterday as I sat in my accounting update class, I started wishing I had the same drive and passion for accounting work that I did for writing. My life would’ve been so much easier over the past seven years. No balancing work with writing, no feeling depressed...

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ACFW Conference 2018

I arrived at the ACFW Conference in Nashville with a splash – literally. About thirty seconds after I met my roommates for the first time in the hotel restaurant, the server knocked a glass over and showered me with ice water. You might say that “broke the ice” for me...

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It’s Okay to be Yourself

About this time last year, I was preparing for my first ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Conference. I remember being extremely nervous, since I’d only interacted with other ACFW members via social media. And since I was coming from a general market...

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Stay in Your Lane

This coming week my younger son will be taking the test for his driver’s permit. Frankly I’m not ready to teach another child how to drive. I’m just getting used to my older son driving on his own! If you haven’t had the pleasure of teaching a fifteen-year-old how to...

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2017 Pre-Conference Mix & Mingle

Welcome to my first blog post! I’m so excited that I get to attend the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Conference next week in Grapevine, TX. This is my first ACFW Conference, and I can’t tell you how much I look forward to meeting new people and attending workshops about my favorite subject, writing!

Author Laurie Tomlinson has a questionnaire on her website and is encouraging ACFW authors to share a bit about themselves. Check out her post here for links to all the responses!

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