Category Archives: Inspiration

The Ride

You’ve submitted a story, a poem, an idea to someone, somewhere. Maybe it’s for a contest. Maybe it’s simply for a chance at publication. Maybe it’s a query for a book that you have written. Days go by. Weeks go … Continue reading

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The Moon Is Missing!

The moon was missing tonight. It was very strange. My father-in-law said it was very big last night, so he wanted the kids to see it tonight. As soon as the sun went down we started watching for it. It … Continue reading

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Things Don’t Always Go As Planned

Today was moving day — well, so was yesterday, but today was set aside to move the big things. The desired outcome of today, or at least tomorrow, was to be able to sleep in our new home. Yesterday my … Continue reading

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How Do You Get Rid Of Monsters?

The other day my three year old wouldn’t take a nap. She told me that there was a monster in her eye. She was picturing a monster every time she closed her eyes, and that’s why she stayed awake. She … Continue reading

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No Regrets

Tomorrow we get the keys to our new home! I’m very excited, although I realize this begins the process of actually moving our belongings and unpacking things — a process that is hard to imagine considering I’m not even done … Continue reading

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My Five Sentences

I’ve been very busy lately. It seems like everything is happening all at once. I suppose I could have prepared better, but then again, maybe not. You see, the thing is, besides the writing job I’m getting accustomed to, I … Continue reading

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Inspiration Or Discouragement?

I go back and forth between being inspired and discouraged when I read a really good book. I’m currently reading “Mistress of Rome,” by Kate Quinn. It’s great. It’s filled with twists and turns, unexpected connections between characters, and suspense. … Continue reading

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From Overwhelming To Relaxing

Once upon a time, the idea of writing a book, big or small, was very intimidating. It was something I thought of repeatedly, since I was a teenager. Possibly since even before that, but I can’t really remember. I do … Continue reading

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I’m Not Perfect

There’s a CD that my kids listen to all the time when we’re driving in the van. It’s music for kids, but it fun stuff that I can actually tolerate listening to 50 million times. There’s a song on it … Continue reading

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You Can Do Anything

We teach our children that they can do anything, be anything. We teach them to reach for the stars, to chase their dreams. My daughter wants desperately to be Cinderella when she grows up. I told her that, if she … Continue reading

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