Crushing It

The first thing that happened was that I started to pay attention – and I first noticed I kept slipping back into old ways of thinking. Instead of keeping open to All Things Are Possible (ATAP), I turned back to the Usual Things Will Happen (UTWH), and as we all know, when you think the usual is going to happen, […]

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The Year of Living as if All Things Are Possible

Combining my optimism, hope, faith in the goodness of the world, and free will, I have decided to embark on a year long journey. I am going to live the next year with the view that ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. My initial goals: to live as much as I can without past resentments and programing, to overcome fear, to achieve […]

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Fun and Mind Games

I don’t normally find myself blocked from writing, so the last couple of days have been good for me. Haha! From a certain point of view, anyway. I’m trying to write the opening of the new novel I’ve been outlining. Though I haven’t completely finished the timeline, I do think it’s time to write something. Just a modest start, and […]

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Epiphanies in the Night

A number of weeks ago, I promised a blog post outlining what I learned in Texas, and then I procrastinated. It’s not like I didn’t think about writing the post; I did, often. I also knew what I wanted to write. The words came to me in the middle of the night after being in Dallas for about two weeks. […]

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Creating Gold

Travel seems to be on my mind lately. I don’t mean the how of travel, or the when, or the where. It’s not even the why, though that comes the closest. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” — Martin Buber That kind of travel. The destinations that we don’t know we’ll reach, that we don’t […]

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New Life

The other day, I did one of my very favorite things. I signed two contracts which will bring two of my juvenile backlist novels to three European countries. There’s nothing better than knowing a book you love will have another life, more readers, more influence, and give more pleasure to readers – unless it’s having TWO BOOKS being released! I’m […]

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Gratitude in Advance

I’ve been doing something lately, totally spontaneously, and then today I find out it’s a thing! Isn’t that the best experience ever, realizing that something that makes your day have more magic and meaning, is actually making a lot of people’s lives brighter around the world. And what is this thing? Advance gratitude. “I would maintain that thanks are the […]

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A Fabulous Read!

I am so happy to announce that the 2015 Sooke Writers’ Collective anthology, Words and Imaginings, will soon be on shelves at various stores around Sooke, at the Sooke Thursday Night Market, and for those non-Sookites who may be interested, available online as well! Nineteen writers are featured in the anthology, five of which are winners from our annual writing […]

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My Weirdness is My Strength

I had this realization a month ago. It came to me very definitely and strongly, like someone had reached into my head and manually adjusted my thinking. Then, just in case I didn’t get it or wasn’t paying enough attention or didn’t trust myself enough, someone I deeply respect told me the exact same thing about two days later. We […]

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Change Your Thoughts…

…and you change your world. Three things have happened lately that have taught me more about choice. First, I’ve had to do lots of thinking about it, because “change your thoughts, and you change your world” is the theme of the screenplay I’m currently writing. It has been enjoyable thinking! Second, the Have-Do-Be argument (below) came from reading a book […]

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