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A Steady Pace

A Steady Pace

A couple of years ago my dad and I decided to take two of our new thoroughbreds for a test ride. The ride started out pretty good. My dad’s horse, the taller of the two, had been a little nervous in the beginning but quickly calmed as we made our way down the trail. My […]

Looking Forward

Looking Forward

It’s the time of year when we start looking at the upcoming year and resolving what things we’re going to change in the upcoming year. Personally, I’m not much for making New Year’s Resolutions. I think if you are convicted about something in your life that needs changing, you should change it, regardless of the […]

Preparing for the Future

Preparing for the Future

This past weekend, I sat down with my new iBloom life and business planner to figure out what I was going to do in the year to come. The front of the planner has a whole section on reflecting on 2013 and my and God’s vision for 2014. It really made me think about where […]

Avoiding the treadmill effect in writing

Avoiding the treadmill effect in writing

Writing a novel is a marathon, not a sprint, we’re told, our resident sprinter notwithstanding. Most of us complete novels a teeny bit at a time. And it can often seem to take for…ever. The difference is that when you’re running an actual marathon, at least the scenery changes. And there are fans at the […]

I Think I Can

I Think I Can

I’m a sprinter. I have a hard time with pacing myself and with staying committed with something long-term. I’m not good at consistency, doing a little at a time, and getting things done slowly but surely. I’m definitely the Hare in The Tortoise and the Hare. I do short, quick bursts, being very effective and […]