There are times in your life when you realise you begin again. For me, I’m reviewing my recent books I’ve written and ones almost done. But moreso, I’ve learned more about myself in the past year. Last year, my health was the end all be all. It’s still important. Yet, I discovered there are things in my life that mean so much to me beyond these walls. I’ve become more active as an activist.

Many people will say it’s due to one person, but those who know me…know I hit my limit. The election was the last straw. I’ve also been very very lucky in my life to meet people whom are likeminded. More, they have been kind enough to include me. They’re a new family within my family and when Harvey hit Houston, together we worked to save lives-human and animal alike. Again, they were at my side with Irma, urging me to safety. They brought back part of me I hadn’t realised was missing.

What does this mean? It means I’m writing. Deeper stories. More romance elements but stories that truly hit the soul and heart. They bite into what makes us who we are and how we deal with each part of our lives. Genre? Oh, I’m still not limiting myself! Why bother doing that? But for the first time ever, I found not just a peace, but a need to write again.

Scary how being blind in one way opens you to something so much more powerful than yourself. I was blind. Thought I’d end up not writing. But this new fam, just like my writing fam, believes in me. More, as they discovered me as an author, they had already embraced me as me. It was freeing. I can’t explain how it’s different, but I can tell you…each day is now filled with potential.

So, I write. I post on Patreon. My activism is on Twitter, separate from my author stuff. Yet, it’s all me. And…even though my hometown suffers right now, I found a peace inside, a hunger to write.

Thank you.

It’s a new year. It’s like a new piece of paper– there’s nothing on it- you’re starting fresh. Yes, you have a past, you have ideas, but you can do anything you want and make new choices as of this moment. That’s how I view this new year, this new epoch according to the Mayans. For me- it’s time to do new things, finish old things and to move forward, expanding myself in ways I’ve wanted to do but had been too afraid. What does this mean?¬† (more…)

I’ve been struggling with the EDJ and trying to get my life in order. So on top of losing weight by being part of Weight Watchers, what do I do? I sign up to get my college degree. Part of it is because I need the motivation. I need the push to better myself and it’s something I’ve been lacking when it comes to my writing. I need a push from the outside to get my writing up to where I want it to be. Scary but true. On the other side of the coin, I’ve lost over 28 lbs since my hysterectomy and I’m feeling great.

So, I’m trying to go the distance. I’m trying to put my life in order- working my day job to go to college. Learning to get into a writing habit to make my writing better. And learning what it’s going to take to be the best me I can be. Scary but true.

I’ve been struggling with the EDJ and trying to get my life in order. So on top of losing weight by being part of Weight Watchers, what do I do? I sign up to get my college degree. Part of it is because I need the motivation. I need the push to better myself and it’s something I’ve been lacking when it comes to my writing. I need a push from the outside to get my writing up to where I want it to be. Scary but true. On the other side of the coin, I’ve lost over 28 lbs since my hysterectomy and I’m feeling great.

So, I’m trying to go the distance. I’m trying to put my life in order- working my day job to go to college. Learning to get into a writing habit to make my writing better. And learning what it’s going to take to be the best me I can be. Scary but true.

Well, it’s official, the laptop is now my sister’s and I’ve got my computer up and running at my new home. Granted I’ve not gotten ALL of my stuff out yet, but at least the computer with the 22″ screen is now in my new place with my male and I. I’ve got to admit, it’s nice to look at the big screen again. (more…)