A to Z Blog Challenge 2023 Reflection

And just like that, the A to Z challenge is complete. Thank you for following along and please enjoy the 26 links below to read anything you may have missed or a particular topic you want to read more about. This was my second year participating. I truly enjoyed the challenge of finding time toContinue reading “A to Z Blog Challenge 2023 Reflection”

Y is for Your Story Matters

Y is for Your Story Matters. Read that again. Your Story Matters. Write your story, whether it is just for yourself or if you want to share it with the world. Write it. As I said in the previous post, even if your story impacts one person, you are making a difference. I wrote myContinue reading “Y is for Your Story Matters”

X is for eXactly

X is for eXactly. “Why do you write?” – This is a question I get often along with: “Why did you write The Kindness Machine?” “What’s the best part of writing?” I write because it makes me happy. I wrote The Kindness Machine because our world needs more kindness, both to others and to ourselves.Continue reading “X is for eXactly”

W is for Work in Progress

W is for Work in Progress. I feel like I have many manuscripts that fall into the “work in progress” category. A few manuscripts I am sharing with my writing group and others can not be seen by anyone yet! Continuing to write, even then manuscripts are in the submission phase and you are waitingContinue reading “W is for Work in Progress”

U is for Understanding Your Target Reader

U is for Understanding Your Target Reader. This is my 100th blog post! Thank you for reading and being part of my author journey! Here is a look back on my very first post, a little over two years ago, titled, “Introduction – why start blogging now?” I was so nervous to hit the “publish”Continue reading “U is for Understanding Your Target Reader”

T is for Time

T is for Time. You will never write the book if you don’t carve out the time. I enjoy this A to Z blog challenge because it pushes me to find time to write…every. Single. Day. I wrote The Kindness Machine when the world shut down during the global pandemic and I stepped away fromContinue reading “T is for Time”

S is for Sprints

S is for Sprints. This sprint requires no running. I am referring to writing sprints. I have been fortunate enough to be part of an amazing group of writers, all over the US and Canada, who have met via Zoom for the past two years. We meet to share our wins, share our frustrations andContinue reading “S is for Sprints”

R is for Resilience

R is for Resilience. Resilience is the theme for the A to Z Blog Challenge this year. The American Psychological Association defines resilience as: “Resilience is the process and outcome of successfully adapting to difficult or challenging life experiences, especially through mental, emotional, and behavioral flexibility and adjustment to external and internal demands.“ Many peopleContinue reading “R is for Resilience”