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Five Minute Friday: Motivate

I have my new planner with my first quarter goals carefully plotted and documented, my One Word, and two new manuscripts started…I’m ready. Bring it on, 2018. I will SLAY you with my mad, word-wrangling skills. Then Winter Storm Grayson blows into town, wreaking havoc on my first 4 meticulously ordered days of the new
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One Word 2018 | Anctipate

We’re careening into the final hours of 2017. I suppose every year has it’s highs and lows, and when we self-reflect, our analysis is a matter of perspective. This year, though. Wowza. Quite frankly, I’m not sorry to see it go. Personally, professionally, culturally…it’s been a doozy. I’m super excited to wake up to a
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Top Ten Books On My Winter To-Be-Read Pile

If you can’t remember your own website’s login details, that’s probably a strong indication you haven’t blogged in a while. Yikes. Making a list of books I’m super pumped to read always gets me back in the blogging spirit, though.  As usual, my TBR pile is massive and my Kindle fully loaded. I’ve read 40
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2017 ACFW Conference Mix & Mingle

It’s that time of year again… Soon hundreds of fiction writers and publishing industry professionals will arrive in Dallas for four days of fun! We focus on professional growth and development, networking, and connecting/re-connecting with our writer friends. In the spirit of getting to know one another and gearing up for the conference, author Laurie
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Five Minute Friday: Expect

I thrive on busyness. Perpetual motion. Like this view from Times Square, the more tasks and opportunities I have to accomplish within my little kingdom, the higher my self-satisfaction climbs. My  lengthy to-do list fuels my addiction to achievement. There’s always something to do, right? So let’s get. it. done. To be perfectly honest, I
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Eight Things I Learned This Spring

Every season, a writer I respect and admire (Emily P. Freeman) writes a post about things she’s learned or observed, then invites other writers to collectively share their posts, as well. I’m a goal-setter, a self-reflecter, a tracker-of-progress kinda girl, so this opportunity always appeals to me…then I get nervous and chicken out, becoming a
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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Great Beach Reads

With Memorial Day just ahead, officially kicking off the summer season, it’s time for booknerdigans everywhere to daydream about what we’re going to read. I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish and sharing my top 10 beach reads. These are books I’ve eagerly anticipated because I’m fond of the author’s work, and/or I’m
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Guess What? Love Flies In is Free All Weekend. Tell Your Friends.

Love Flies In, originally released in the summer of 2015, is FREE all weekend. Whoop! Whoop! Part of the brainstorming and creative process for me involves making up a past for the characters, which influences their actions on the pages of the story. As my writing has improved and I’ve finished more manuscripts, my creative
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Five Minute Friday: Mom

In a world that measures success in number of subscribers, ‘likes’ and heart emojis, motherhood offers handmade gifts we will treasure for a lifetime. In a culture that places a premium on ‘self’, motherhood calls us to put the needs of our children before our own (sometimes) selfish desires. When the magazines in the grocery
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Five Minute Friday: Sing

Can you sing? I can’t. I’m capable of producing sound from my vocal chords, and in my head I sound like Lauren Daigle , but I’m fairly certain that’s a misperception on my part. As a recovering perfectionist, I rarely sing outside of the shower. We almost always have music playing at home and in the
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