Tag Archive | failure

My Brain is Turducken

My Brain is Turducken

If you follow me on Facebook and Twitter, you know that this last week or so has been rough. We had a bout of flu ravage our household right after a few of us finally got over nasty colds. It’s like the viruses new spring was upon us and we weren’t going to be cooped […]

A Bad Start

A Bad Start

Do you ever have the feeling that you’ve failed before you even begin? The new year was no surprise, of course. I’d been planning for a couple of weeks. This was going to be a year of changes in my life. My word for 2014 was purpose-driven–something that had been lacking in 2013. After praying […]

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, […]

My Greatest Fear as a Writer

My Greatest Fear as a Writer

At least as far as my books are concerned, I think the biggest fear that drives me is actually throwing in the towel too early. Potential is great except when you short sell it. The feeling of promise is one thing, the potential of it going somewhere. But when it doesn’t deliver on that promise, […]

Rejoice and weep for writers

Rejoice and weep for writers

Guest blogger: Morgan L. Busse God reminded me of the verse that talks about rejoicing with those who rejoice and weeping with those who weep. He reminded me that I’m not an island. When I look past my life (and consequently, my own writing), I can experience His work in the lives of others. So […]

Your Best Isn’t Good Enough Until It Is… And then You Dance

Your Best Isn’t Good Enough Until It Is… And then You Dance

You like that title? I also thought about naming this, “Ambition, Failure, Perseverance, Success.” You don’t have to be a writer to understand this cycle. All humans face this cycle. For some, step two, “failure,” is why life isn’t worth striving for greater than status quo. I’m more on the opposite end of that spectrum; […]

Thoughts from the Top of the Wrong Heap

Thoughts from the Top of the Wrong Heap

Okay, okay – there’s nothing particularly wrong with this heap. It’s just that I didn’t expect to still be here. I’m the last “Featured Author” left from the original crew that kicked off NAF back in early 2010. The rest have moved on to the Land of Perpetual Cheesecake or on to other projects. I […]

Failure

I’ve never been good with failure. I am the overachieving first born, it’s not in my nature to accept that there are things that I can’t do. I remember the first time I failed a class in college (long story), I seriously thought the world was about to end. I couldn’t even breathe for several […]