Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"A Daughter's Promise" is being Roasted!


Just a quick note that "A Daughter's Promise" is on the grill at the Book Roast blog site. If you have a minute, stop by to see the roasting! AND if you leave a post, you enter the drawing to win a copy of "A Daughter's Promise". How cool is that!

Come visit me at the Book Roast.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

What A Good Day Means

There is nothing on this earth like having a day doing the thing you love the most. Besides spending time with your spouse, kids, and pets (of course they’re number one!), think about the next most important thing that makes you happy. Maybe riding the waves at the beach? Playing in a band? Watching your favorite football team? We all have our unique interests—our passions—the very things that give our souls a voice. For me, it’s writing stories. When I’m writing, hours pass by with the speed of a minute.

Sometimes as we grow up, and gather many more responsibilities, we forget what we love doing the most. A half hour to play guitar may seem unrealistic when your daughter needs to be driven to ballet, then soccer, and then dinner. Sound familiar? The key is to be creative. For example, during your busiest days of the week, you plan to play the guitar for ten minutes, and then maybe an hour on another day. Figure out a schedule and put it on your calendar. If you need more prodding, remember how you feel when your fingers hit those guitar strings.

In the last few years, I’ve been able to slowly cut down on my work schedule to give me more time to write. I also try to use those nooks and crannies of the day, which include lunch hours, getting up a little early, or the few minutes before the school bus comes.

The important thing is remember your passion, remember what makes you happy and make time for it.