Thursday, November 23, 2017

Truly Thankful

As I've gotten older I find it easier to have gratitude for where I am in life and those around me. Once Thanksgiving hits I find myself reflecting on the year as a whole. So much has happened this year! I accomplished a lot of longtime goals I had been working towards for a long time.  All that work and it truly paid off!

As a semi-professional on all things happy, one thing I have found that brings happiness is reflecting on all the good in your life. I haven't always lived up to my name, and have been in dark places in the past. Even in those dark times, if you look hard enough you can find things to be thankful for. While it's great to do this on Thanksgiving if you make an effort to be thankful every day you will find your happiness will grow.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

NaNo is here!

It is now November. Which means for us writer types, doing our best to knock out 50k in one month. There are plenty of posts out there with tips and advice.

For me, this is a great opportunity to start on my dream. I have wanted to be a published author since 2009. Now that I've graduated and settled down in a job, I can rub my hands together and get to work!

I believe if you really want something, I mean like down to your core, all the work you put into getting yourself there isn't for lost. If you want it, work for it and watch it happen!

Books don't write themselves, so if we want the awesome stories that form in our minds to be shared by others, putting the effort is needed.

So my fellow writers, we got this! We all desire to walk into a bookstore and see our novel on the shelf. This is in our grasp! Don't give up!!