The Power of Rejection

“When you’re following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first.”   – Kelly Cutrone. My I have been absent from my writing.  I don’t like that yet sometimes it just happens.  Actually it came about because two different agents told me with great kindness that they […] Read more »

Writing Pitfalls and Perseverance

In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance.   Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I now understand why Jim (my husband) lost incentive to bike, run, and swim once he didn’t qualify for the iron-man fifteen years ago.  I always thought it was just an excuse to quit […] Read more »

Memoir Excerpt – Chapter 2 continued

Week 2 / August 27 – September 1  continued   (Italicized = original journal from day one) What did I do to cause it?  What should I have done differently?  What do I do now?  Can I trust again?  Can I be healthy again?    This unwanted, non-focusing mantra played for a long time in my head.  […] Read more »

Making Dreams Come True

Your beliefs are never neutral. They either move you forward or hold you back. And you choose what you will believe.   ~Marcia Wieder from Making Your Dreams Come True Okay, it’s time.  I had two friends talk to me on consecutive days last week about my memoir.  I’ve set it aside for about six months.  […] Read more »