Thursday, January 26, 2012

Amazing Opportunities

I am many things and among them you can count a writer at heart. There are skills one learns and others which come naturally. I believe if allowed I would have been born with a pen and paper in hand. This craft is where I feel most at home. I enjoy and welcome every affordable opportunity I can can to write. After completion of any project I am working on I feel such an overwhelming sense of of satisfaction and accomplishment.

As you all know I am currently working on completing my debut novel CHANCES, which is very very near completion. At the same time I have been given an amazing opportunity to write for suite101. Suite101 is an online magazine that engages the reader in topics of every imaginable issue, advice, direction or entertainment. It is definitely an amazing read. I have already written and published two articles.

The feedback I have received from the editors has been nothing but golden. I find myself shaping into an even better writer. I would encourage you to stop by and find a topic of your choice and be informed and inspired. If you would like more information on the articles I have written please leave me a comment or drop me an email and I will respond back with updates when I publish new articles.

Thanks again so much for being a part of this exciting and amazing journey with me.

Friday, January 20, 2012


I can look back on this week and say with a smile it has been both busy and profitable. I began a great new study on the book of James in the new testament. I have already been extremely blessed by the teaching. I love learning new and insightful things. In addition I have been sailing smoothly along with my book CHANCES. I usually wait until the end to do all of my editing but this time around I have found myself editing as I go along. I have been editing chapter by chapter, which I am very pleased with.

I have been working nonstop on CHANCES that I am almost near completion. I am so thrilled about this. I cannot wait to let you all in on more details of the story. I have my mind set on submission to two publishers, so will see how that goes when the time comes. I am also considering self-publishing as well. I am currently weighing the pro's and con's of it and will make a decision soon. I still have time but like to be prepared and know what my action will be when the time comes.

In the midst of all this my daughter starts school this year. My husband and I will be making a move to live in the most preferable school district. It is getting harder and harder to have your child attend school out of their zone district. I am very thrilled about her starting school. We have worked so hard on her grasping the foundations of all the basics ABC's (writing, sounding and recognition), counting 1-15 (after that she gets a little confused, still working on it), shapes, colors, matching, opposites, days of the week, month, year, the state she lives in as well as all of her personal info that we have now progressed to reading. As a parent I am super excited about this milestone. Although I am not sure if I am more excited with myself for meeting the challenge (because it can be) or with her for soaking it up. All in all I am proud that we a little one ready to tackle kindergarten.

In essence I have plenty to be thankful for and proud of this week. Now its time to get back to writing. I will be checking in soon with more updates. Thanks so much for taking this journey with me.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Progress Update

My week has been very profitable. I have been working nonstop on creating a romance novel that is sure to open your heart and mind to explore the questions of "why" and "what now" in your own life. The inspiration behind my book "Chances" comes from the emotional roller coaster people experience from tragedy trying to find their way back to love. This is not a journey that has a smooth road ahead yet it is one that is worth the travel. I am more than halfway through the story and am feeling really good about the impact of the outcome.

My hope is "Chances" will become a part of a movement that will inspire people to deal with unexpected tragedies in their lives by not giving up on what gifts and dreams they have been left with. Tragedy is not something we want but it sometimes happens. How we deal with it in the midst of our everyday will determine our mindsets for our everyday. Tragedy does not have to ruin our lives. Instead we can take the pain of tragedy and trade it for the joy of Christ. Everyone looks for something to hope or believe in. Is what you are looking for the hope that will bring you peace in the midst of your tragedy or storms in life? Will it ensure the condition of your heart and mind is strong and ready for the next wind life may blow? or is it temporary and unyielding in results of peace of mind? These are things "Chances" addresses in a way that will move you.

"Chances" is not a religious read but a real story about real people searching for real solutions. I am so glad that you are taking this journey with me as I continue to bring the story together. I will be posting more updates soon.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Romance in the Making

This week has been amazing for me. I was able to spend time with some very lovely ladies who had nothing but encouraging words. There is nothing better than being in the company of great people. I was able to manage my time in a way where everything seemed to fit. Sometimes I find myself running out of time or maybe I should say it seems as though the hands on the clock seem to speed up LOL. I'm sure that's not the case. I am happy that I was able to manage my time much better this week and get more accomplished.

I am very excited to already be on chapter two of my new romance novel. The novel is actually derived from the script that I am working on. This may be a little backwards, I know, usually scripts are derived from novels. As I was working on my script I just felt the need to include more detail so as to give the audience more insight into the characters. These characters mean so much to me and I want them to mean just as much to you. Yes, the script is still in the making. I plan on finishing both. Pretty adventurous tackling two projects and still have the business of life going on, I know, but I'm up for the challenge.

I will be working pretty long and hard throughout the weekend so as to make some deadlines. So I may not post as frequently but don't worry I'm sure I will manage a post here and there. I want to keep you all updated on the progress of both projects. I'm so excited right now. I better get back to work. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Power of Belief

Matthew 8:13 (NIV) Then Jesus said to the centurion, Go! It will be done just as you believed it would." And his servant was healed at that very hour.
I'm dedicating this post to push the very powerful word of belief. Usually whatever we believe something to be, that belief structures our environment and schedules our days. Our belief literally becomes our guiding light of the present leading us into the future. The status of your mood or your will or your desire is determined by your belief system. In my experience so many people attribute this quality and the effect of it with religious happenings only. Although the source for some may come from a religious viewpoint, the effect of your belief in your environment renders the same result.

If you believe you will never accomplish, you will never accomplish because all of your actions will be based on your belief. Everything you do will work against you accomplishing your goal because though you have determined to set one your belief has determined to not accomplish it. The point here is the power in the word belief cradles your movements and your thoughts. When you say you believe something to be you will act as though that something is worth being. You will move towards accomplishing that something.

As a writer I am constantly faced with interruptions and sometimes even setbacks that would hinder the belief of me accomplishing my goal, which is to complete my current project. I notice though that when I set in mind and determine to believe despite everything around me whether good or bad that I will accomplish what I have set out to do, I do. I have also realized that setting reasonable goals that are attainable within a day of my busy life will also help my belief instead of hinder it.

My hope is that you will set your beliefs in the positive towards accomplishing your goals despite what is or what lies ahead. What we believe to be, truly believe to be will be accomplished, if you are backing up your belief with reasonable goals moving in the area towards completion. Set your goals in belief that you will accomplish each and everyone.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Weathering Life's Storms

I was reminded this morning after coming down off of my new year high that just because I set new goals does not mean that I am exempt from life's storms. I woke up this morning to quite a dilemma. As my husband and I sat this morning trying to work out the details and come up with a solution we realized that we can not control what comes our way. We can control how we handle each situation. Although this is a realization that people are mostly aware of sometimes it is difficult to remember the midst of a storm. I understand that no matter what the I need to take the reins of life in the midst of the storm and strain if need to towards the calm.

I wanted to share this with you because it does not matter what life brings your way it does not change what you know. So even in the midst of the storm try to find the truths that will guide you through across to the calm.

Finding my way through to the calm allowed me to receive a new writing opportunity that I would have passed up, ignored or not been aware of for a while. The storms in life bring much chaos, worry and sometimes anxiety but allowing oneself to rise above and see the calm will not erase the storm but will help you weather the storm to the other side.

I am so glad that even though I have had to face something unpleasant at the start of the new year I am not without the peace of knowing that God, one who is far greater than my dilemmas has everything under control. All I have to do is rise above this temporary problem and look ahead. I would encourage you if going through something similar to do the same. Rise above and look ahead there is a calm in the near distance.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Making It A Success At The Start

I woke up this first morning of 2012 to the amazing warmth of the sun shining through my window. That alone let me know this was the start of an amazing year to come. 2011 was good to me it showed me many avenues to make right where I was wrong. I am wisely taking those and putting them into action so as not to repeat the same mistakes. A new year, a new beginning, a new energy is what is going on right now.

The best advice for success that I was given was “make sure the environment you have cultivated is a scene of positive influences”. This is something that I was already award of but how many times are we aware of something yet never actually make steps to put it into action. Too many times is the answer. I realized that me knowing something is in no way the same as doing. These realizations have caused me to take action which has set in motion some amazing events in my life. This year I plan to make it a success at the start by taking what I know to be true and putting it into action.

I am so thankful for all the new and wonderful friends that I was able to talk to and share my dreams with. You all have been so encouraging. One thing that should never be taken for granted is the presence of an amazing friend in your life. I am looking forward to all the new and interestingly wonderful people that I will meet this year. Each year holds its own sweet, special surprises. I am looking forward to every minute of this year being more than amazing.

I am so excited with the projects I am working on right now particularly my telescript CHANCES. I developed CHANCES because there is a need for more programs that not only addresses the entire family but it is rated for the entire family to enjoy. I know for one I love watching TV. I love watching TV with good plots and the such. I most of all love watching TV with my family which includes my little girl. I have just found it difficult to find a show that encompasses family values without the uplift of immoral behavior being included.

Each episode of CHANCES deals with real life family issues without the use of nudity or inappropriate language. CHANCES is a program that is not without its share of romance, heartache, laughter, discovery and growth. CHANCES is nearing its stage of completion and I am so excited. I have put so much work into ensuring the quality of this script and development of the characters. Hopefully the characters will become as dear to you as they have become to me. I will definitely be sure to keep you updated on the progress of the project. Much love and success to you all.