You. Are. Amazing.

Things to be thankful for right now:

  1. I have my family
  2. I have my health.
  3. I have a whole day off from work, so I can fit in some writing in somewhere.
  4. You. Yes, you. I saw you hiding back there. You. Are. Amazing.

What are some things that you can be thankful for?

The television and social media have been so dark lately. This website is my new happy place where I go when I want to remember that It’s Not All Dark.

Not Always Hopeless

Running away

City Beach, Perth, Australia (February 2017) (33389330432)

I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.
– James Michener

Just stopping by with an update.

It’s too hot to write in my house.
It’s too hot to sleep in my house.
It is, in short, too hot in my house.

I am escaping to the library, to the nearest Starbucks, to the back corner of my backyard. Anywhere except for the house.

But I’m taking my notebook with me.

Thankful

Things to be thankful for right now:

  1. I have my family
  2. I have my health.
  3. I have a whole day off from work, so I can fit in some writing in somewhere.

You — yes you, I saw you hiding back there. What are three things that you can be thankful for?

The television and social media have been so dark lately. This website is my new happy place where I go when I want to remember that It’s Not All Dark.

Not Always Hopeless

Thank You Seekerville!

When I first entered the Manuscript Matchmaker contest, a lot of my fellow contestants said that they’d heard of the contest from the Seekerville blog. So naturally, I had to go check it out.

What is Seekerville? It’s a blog maintained by several romance writers. They were all unpublished when they started the blog. One by one, they have all gone on to become published authors, but they continued the blog. It’s a marvelous resource for people who want to learn how to write, but it’s more than that. It’s a very welcoming place. Newbies are encouraged to leave comments about their own experiences, and the bloggers respond to all the comments.

And they’ve been doing this for several years now. Writer’s Digest rated them as one of the best writing websites around.

This month, they’re celebrating their anniversary, and trust me when I say these people know how to celebrate! If you leave a comment, you are entered into one of their giveaways.

I actually won two giveaways. Last month, I left a comment on the Seekerville blog and won an e-book (His Montana Sweetheart, by Ruth Logan Herne). And then this last week, I won another gift, a Kindle!

Please go check out their blog.