Tag Archive | dreams

My Journey to Success

No, this is not a post about a successful person explaining how they achieved success whether it be a multi-million dollar career or a post of great power. I’m talking about the journey to success, which is highly personal. The getting there. Expectations One of the many things I’ve learned professionally that applies directly to writing is […]

Do Not Wait to Pursue Your Dream

Do Not Wait to Pursue Your Dream

In publishing it is really easy to lose heart, especially if you are impatient. The process, especially for traditional publishing, just take so … dang … long … I am now one year shy of my fiftieth birthday, and some days I get angry when I think about how long this whole process takes. I […]

Big Dreams in 2015

Big Dreams in 2015

So, since I’ve been away for awhile, I thought you all might like an update as to where I am with writing and such. If not, well, I’m going to update you anyway. Maybe I’ll wrangle a smile out of you before the end. In 2014, I managed to completely finish a novel–edits and all–but […]

The Adventure of a Stubborn Dream

The Adventure of a Stubborn Dream

Yesterday I enjoyed a nice spell working in my garden. We have totally rebuilt two grow boxes and I had just indulged myself with a visit to the plant nursery. Anyone who remembers my post about “Too Much Thyme” would be proud of my restraint this time. Everything I bought fit in the open box, […]

Rapunzel’s Cost

Rapunzel’s Cost

“You know you don’t have to do this, right?” Rapunzel’s husband came to stand at the window with her. “Another conference will come. Next year we might have the barons cleared out entirely and be free to save the money.” Rapunzel brushed her hair out of her face and smiled. “That’s what we said before. […]

Dreams Reborn

Dreams Reborn

Guest Blogger: J.L. Mbewe Hope is such a beautiful dream that dies such a hideous death.” — The Dragon, in Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl Dreams. What are those? Some of us have them; some of us have lost them. I’d like to tell you a story of a little boy growing up in Africa […]

The Life, Death & Shell of a Dream

The Life, Death & Shell of a Dream

It’s easy to get caught up in duty or going through the motions and trying to get everything done, that we lose the enjoyment of it. We lose the thrill in our intimidation and worries over our very personal creation. After six plus times over the same scene, the words and pages blur. Bits and […]