At some point when building your own business, you have to ask “Is it time to give up my day job?”. How you answer this question will depend on a number of factors, such as:
* Do you have at least six months of expenses saved?
* Are you ready to spend a lot more time in your home or on the road?
* Do you have childcare set up for when you switch careers?
* Have you cut back to the bare minimums until you are sure your business will cover all of your expenses?
* Do you still need costly equipment or tec...
A community rises up to get rid of people they don't think belong. Witches aren't welcome, even though they've known them for so long. Once the secret is out, residents do anything to get rid of them.
But, through a twist of fate, the young find out they can see a ghost. And that ghost wants to help the witches. Why? How does he know they are in need of help?
What tragedies bring this group closer together? Find out in this story, as friends stick together to do what has to be done.
Are you taking time for yourself? If you’re not used to doing so, this may seem like a foreign concept to you. To be a success, you must be making time for your passions. They are important, and you should concentrate on them.
What passions? Well, that depends on you. I love writing.
Happy Summer! The nicer days make me so happy How about you? Skye and her boyfriend and I have been taking advantage of restaurants where we can sit outside and eat. It’s been a real culinary adventure.
I’ve tried a few new places since Skye moved back home last fall, starting with the our lunch at Paddy Murphy’s. I enjoyed a wonderful plate of ravioli with a delicious butternut squash sauce and topped with grilled shrimp; a recipe I would love to replicate. This came with toast. We...
Where do you go when you have to escape a world your government has taken over and destroyed? When you've done your best not to let the new society bring you down, but there is so much violence you can't even spend time outside with your family or feel safe going to the grocery store? How do you escape a world of war?
Each December and January I spend a fair amount of time going over what I accomplished that year and in previous years, then I decide what I want to accomplish in the coming year. It is a lengthy process that is very well thought out before making any decisions.
My main goal for fiction is to publish 11 stories in 2018; to further expand my library. So far this year I have published:
And I’m working on getting The Woods out to you later this month. This is another story from Tales from the Wo...
It happens to all of us at some point. There were times while Skye and Zowie were young that I felt completely overwhelmed; like nothing I was doing was right and I just didn’t know what else to do.
I remember telling the bestest that I broke out in tears one day and had no idea why. We talked to our moms, and they both said it wouldn’t be the last time it happened. They were right.
It led to overwhelm, for sure. That was my indication that it was coming, and I learned to recognize this and t...
June is the mid-year mark and a great time to reassess our goals. Our success depends on what we do at this time. (Don’t worry if you haven’t gotten to this point yet, just make note of what to do at your six-month mark.)
At the end of last year and beginning of this year I sat down with myself on a number of occasions to figure out exactly what I wanted to accomplish this year, and now I’m sitting down to see what I have actually done and decide what to move forward with.
One of the first th...
I know what it’s like, being so busy you don’t have time to prepare healthy meals and snacks at home. Things get crazy-busy sometimes, and there does not seem like enough time to do all that we have to do.
But there are things that will help to make meal prep easy during the busier times life will throw at you, and I want to share with you what tactics I use to create quick, easy meals when life is too hectic.
Spend an afternoon preparing
If you have a few hours, it’s a good idea to...
Sometimes we feel overwhelmed when working from home. Between work, housekeeping, the noise, and all that our family adds to our day, we may not be able to concentrate well. To be successful, we need to have some amount of cooperation going on within the home while we are working.
How do we get our children to cooperate? This depends on their age and maturity levels. For instance:
A baby will not be able to cooperate, so you will have to work around her schedule.
A toddler can be trained, tho...
Are you looking for ways to spend less? Who isn’t, right? I’m doing this constantly. I wanted to share with you a few ways to spend less so can add these moves to what you are currently doing.
Compare prices on items you need
Know the routes you usually take when running errands or going back and forth to work, and figure out which business on those routes has the best deal on what you are looking for. I don’t buy a lot of things regularly, but I know which place has the best deal for each it...
I’ve said that a lot goes into publishing an ebook, so I thought I’d give you a glimpse into what a typical three-day publishing event looks like for me. Keep in mind that a whole lot more is done before I get to this point, and even more will be done after this short period of time.
Activities on May 21, 2018
(A couple of hours)
Do another edit & change what needs it in the manuscript
Create a physical folder for the manuscript, etc
Print promo plan & begin filling it out & go over it to see...
Billy went missing a year ago, and now his sister is determined to find him. But what will Caley and her friends discover when they head out into the woods where Billy was last believed to be.
Mrs. Everett tried to persuade them not to go, but they did not heed her warnings. Now she waits, watching the woods from inside her home, hoping the children come back out, knowing her husband never did.
All single moms want what is best for their children. We try to do all the right things by providing them with love, understanding, food, a roof over their heads, warmth, and even clothing and toys. And we do a pretty good job of it too, even though none of us is perfect and we sometimes wonder if we are doing enough.
Even as young adults our children need things from us. They are out on their own, but still depend on our knowledge and our ability to make them feel comfortable in new situatio...