Overbooking Life

I have not written a post since the Christmas holiday season began in full swing. I tend to jam pack my days with activity. Even when I’m at rest and just chilling out, I’m never really idle. I usually have a craft, an iPad, or a book in front of me....

Disagreeing With Me = You Hate Me?

As a contract manager and a freelance writer, one of the most challenging skills I have had to learn over the years is understanding the other person’s perspective. I shared this story on my personal social media, and I feel like it is an important message to share...

Writing Fiction Is Easy…

My genre of choice as a reader and a freelance writer has been non-fiction. I have written for local newspapers, magazines and online publications such as eHow and Indie Music, as well as writing web content, marketing materials and product descriptions for clients...

I Have Something To Say…

In 2011 my favorite non-fiction author, Cecil Murphey, was the keynote speaker at the annual Kentucky Christian Writers Conference (KCWC) in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. During his keynote, he asked the question, “Why do you write?” The first thought that...

Achieving Real Success

Sammy Davis, Jr. couldn’t have put it better when he said, “Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being and how you get along with your fellow man”. Getting along with others requires honesty, integrity and viewing the world from perspectives...

Mentoring Relationships

Mentoring is one of the most enjoyable things I do. When someone asks me to mentor them, it means I get to be a part of their personal and professional development. I get to watch that growth in their life and encourage them to achieve their goals. A large part of...