After raising six boys I can tell you my greatest surprise is that they all managed to get grown without any major permanent damage. Well, at least physically. They’re all a bit crazy but that’s what you get from jumping off the roof of houses, leaping onto moving cars, and getting into fights with trees, walls, your brothers, etc. It’s their father’s fault. Our best … Continue reading The Ideas for the Harrell Family Campgrounds
Quarter Three Begins As I plan my goals and tasks for Q3, I stop to look over what I have and have not accomplished in Quarter 2. For those of you who aren’t sure what I’m talking about, I took an online program with author Sarra Cannon called HB90. In her HB90, she teaches us to break our goals down into manageable pieces to be … Continue reading Q2 and Covid-19
My First Quarter Goals January 2020 started with a lot of promise and hope. I am still trying to hang onto that feeling. It is not easy during this time of Covid-19 to keep up that optimistic spirit. Like many of you, I am still working and though there are safety measures in place, I don’t have a lot of faith in them. It is … Continue reading Celebrating Small Accomplishments
I use a lot of drones in my story Red Steel. I became fascinated with drones several years ago when they came on the news as being used by our military. My first actual experience with a drone came from my husband’s boss who had a rather nice one with a camera. I teased he’d use it to spy on his neighbors. My husband purchased … Continue reading Using Drones in my book Red Steel
During this time of upheaval music is a balm for the soul. I find myself singing old gospel songs to comfort myself. Weird songs pop into my head and strange moments. This has always been a problem for me, it’s like I have my own playlist in the background of my life. Has anyone seen the new television show “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist?” I’ve not seen … Continue reading Where does the music take you?
I am a dreamer but I also believe in working for those dreams. Nothing happens without a little work-equity. I have been taking an online class to help me reach my goals of becoming a better author and entrepreneur. If you are a writer or a small business owner I suggest following Sarra Canon’s YouTube videos Heart Breathings or better yet, take her online author … Continue reading I am a dreamer…
How many mistakes have I made on my journey to becoming a published author? Hmm, there are too many to name, but I will start with a few lingering ones that will hopefully help someone else when they are looking to get published. My first mistake was FEAR! I was afraid of trying to get published. I was scared to let others read my work. … Continue reading FEAR, my first mistake
I do not believe a writer ever stops learning. If we stop learning, we become stagnate and die. Like something caught in the old pool in the back yard, you can swim around in the sludge for a while a little slimy but happy enough. After a while, the things that begin to grow on the bottom of the pool start to choke out the … Continue reading Stagnate We Die
The end of a decade. As we prepare to ring in the new year and the new decade, I find myself looking back over the past ten years. So much has happened in such a short time. After winning the Ann Peach Award in 2009 and joining Romance Writers of America, I started truly thinking about being a published writer ending the last decade on … Continue reading What a Decade!