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A long, overdue update…

My last blog post was roughly 2 years ago, when I began the journey to write “Exist.” Now, as I update this blog and resurrect it from the grave, like a vampire, I have now published “Exist.” This month has been incredibly exciting finally getting the chance to hold “Exist” in my hands. All my life I have dreamed of becoming a published author and the time has finally arrived. For anyone who wants to become published or has a dream they are longingly pursuing, DON’T GIVE UP! The journey may be long, and hard at times, but you will reach your goal eventually. Now that “Exist” is published and slowly trickling out into the hands of readers, I have begun my next novel. The only tricky part to that is Book 2, in the “Exist” series is about to start being written November 1st. Now, you might ask, why…

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Life & Updates and stuff!

It’s been literally forever since I updated this blog! It seems like I fell off the face of the earth and in some ways I suppose I did. Over the past few years my life has gone through major changes some really good and some really not so good. I fell in love with the love of my life, got engaged, moved to Australia, got broken up with, lost love and moved back to America. Out of that tragedy I did inherit an Australian accent that doesn’t want to leave me now, a deep love and appreciation for all things Australian and a new home in this not so big world. During that whole time I got really involved in helping my then love promote his music and writing (yes, he’s an author too) and somewhere along the way forgot how about my own writing. I have always had a…

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The Sleeping Writer

Hey, Hey, Hey!!!! I know, I know. I have been gone for quite some time. I did in fact write blogs for this, I just never published them. Which leads me to my point about the sleeping writer. Follow me for a second… At some point we all have to sleep. Some of us get more sleep then others, but eventually we need sleep. What about the writer within us? I think the writer inside needs some sleep too. During sleep we are able to dream and let ourselves be free. When we are awake we are bombarded with the complexities and chaos of life and therefore are easily distracted. The writer within needs time to sleep; to dream and explore new ideas. I feel like my inner writer has been asleep. Sure, I have been writing about educational issues and religious issues relating to the world and education now,…

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What’s Important About Writing…

It’s not important how well you write or how much you write in a day. What is important is that you WRITE. I know this may seem a bit funny of a revelation from a writer, but I am realizing the importance of writing just a little bit everyday. I spend so much time talking about writing or the projects I want to write and then never actually write them. Lately I’ve been dedicating a little time each day to writing. I don’t care if I am writing a simple poem, note to myself, blog or actual chapters in a book. The point is…I’m writing. As a writer we have to keep writing. We tend to get in our own way a lot of the time. It’s starts by our lack of time. Thinking we can’t possibly afford a few minutes everyday to write. We sit and long to be…

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Dear Stress…This is Goodbye.

Ever have those moments in life where you are so stressed out that you don’t even realize you’re stressed anymore? You know when the stress has become such a close companion of yours that you just allow it to intergrate seamlessly into your everyday life? Sucks huh? And breaking off this tight relationship with stress isn’t an easy thing to do. You know you want to get rid of it and you try and try to push it away and say hey “it’s me, not you,” but nothing gives. I wish I had an exact science or way to make this happen, but I don’t. I am one of those people who lets stress tag alongside me daily and I really wish it would find a new hobby or place to go. As I’ve mentioned in this blog I have a ton of book projects that I am working on….

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Where to begin?

Today began like any other day. I woke up, had breakfast with my toy poodle (my child) and then moved onto watching the Food Network. After wasting a bit of time learning how to properly prepare pasta I got onto my computer to spend time searching for jobs. Here in Southern California that is a daunting task that strikes fear and disappointment in the hearts of many job seekers. After coming up dry in the job hunt, I began to surf the infinite web of possibilities. I read a few author blogs and twitter updates and realized it’s only 1pm. I have a full day ahead of me to write. At least by doing so I am working towards my goal and future paycheck.  Then it hit me…what do I write? I sat and thought about it and realized I have an incredible amount of writing projects going on all…

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“VIOLET” Now Available!

  Finally, I had a moment to put up the first installment of my online only book “VIOLET.”  (Click on the “Writing” section to read the first part). More will be added once I write more. hehe. I hope you’ll enjoy the first installment. It’s going to be a fun story and definitely a bit different then what has been written before. Your comments and feedback are greatly appreciated. You are welcome to share this story, but please remember it is copyrighted to me and cannot be used or re-printed without prior permission from me. Have a good read and I will write more soon. 

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Decision Made…

I’ve been working on a side project that came to me one day when I was randomly constructing stories in my head. Mainly I was just letting my imagination run wild (if you’ve seen it, please contact me lol) and decided to actually write this story. As I began writing it I started to think of what I wanted to do with it. Would it be yet another story I wrote for pure enjoyment and left to waste away on my Mac’s harddrive or would it be a story I would actually share with people? If you’ve read my tweets lately on Twitter you may have noticed I was pondering doing a book for my website only. That is indeed what I have decided to do. YEARS ago when I was still in high school I was asked by a friend to write her into some fan fiction. She was…

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Chances…Do they really exist?

Well…its been quite some time since I last blogged.  I wanted to talk about an interesting concept that came my way during a conversation I recently had. My friend mentioned the idea of second chances. I said “Well, nothing in life is ever really by chance, is it?” I took the side that life is a matter of choice, not random acts of chance. Granted, I will be honest and say I’ve had those moments in life where I said, “this is a once in a lifetime chance.” But would a better word have been opportunity rather then chance? Oh heck, I’ll be honest, chance is just so much more dramatic sounding then opportunity. And when you really, really want something, chance makes it sound so fleeting and so urgent, it definitely gives you more leeway into getting what you want. I want you to think about it for a…

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If the Path Was Always Clear, it Would Be Too Easy.

“If the path was always clear, it would be too easy.” This saying keeps running over and over again through my mind tonight. On one hand I appreciate it’s truthfulness and on the other I find it downright annoying. This month in particular has brought a lot of thoughts to mind. I look back on where I was a year ago this time and can’t believe how much things have changed, deadlines that I missed, projects I was going to complete, and dreams I was going to achieve. Now I sit here thinking “so what happened?” Nothing went exactly as I planned and there have definitely been surprises along the way. There is this very strong urge to want to just surrender and accept defeat. Then there is this very dominant side of me that continues to fight. Continuing to fight in life, through unseen obstables and difficult situations is…