“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist So today I woke up in a cold sweat. It was still dark, extra early. I had that dream again. You know, that one dream. From the time I was small I have a recurring dream, … Continue reading I Was Terrified, But I Went
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. Simon Sinek, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't like
Copyright Comfortpit.com “It's not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.” ― Stephen Fry, Moab Is My … Continue reading The Importance of Being Brave
I am a firm believer that the characters in my books should treat each other with respect and kindness. It goes back to the fact that the hero of many romances can be a touch taciturn and a lot like an ass. Perhaps I am hoping to help humanity in this case. I am tired … Continue reading Fictional Friday: Why Does He Get the Girl?
“She drinks pints of coffee and writes little observations and ideas for stories with her best fountain pen on the linen-white pages of expensive notebooks. Sometimes, when it's going badly, she wonders if what she believes to be a love of the written word is really just a fetish for stationery.” ― David Nicholls, One Day Often … Continue reading Why is Character Description So Awkward?
Got Rectitude from my feed and Tales from the mind of Kristian No one could claim her She was full of rectitude But not in her dreams
I am posting this for Singledust because she wished to see what a song could bring to life for me. Many of my novels come from songs and music. Music adds spice to my life and I appreciate all different kinds. This one came from Lindsey Sterling's Beyond the Veil. To give some context, this girl is … Continue reading Haunting Wilderness: An Excerpt
I would like to thank Winnie over at Musings for nominating me for this award this week. Winnie was one of the first to welcome me to the new community and I love what this girl writes. If you haven't had a chance to check out her blog, I recommend it. She even takes a … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness Award
In response to Singledust's Spread the Joy Week: Go Dog Go Cafe : I work in a place that is terrifying. It is cold, sterile, bright, and noisy. In the dark of the night there are noises and beeping and sometimes even sounds of those suffering. Sleep is interrupted. Everything is uncomfortable including the bed underneath … Continue reading Spread the Joy Week Prompt From Singledust: A Warm Blanket
Below is the beginning of the first chapter of a book I started after an editor suggested I work on description of atmosphere and surroundings. Hope you like it friends! The moon was out brilliant and full. A white circle a quarter of the way up the sky shadowing all stars around it. It … Continue reading Fictional Friday: Man in the Moon