We all evolve as we learn and grow over the years and for me, it is something I welcome. I am at a point in my life where I am really finding myself again. I am rediscovering what makes me happy — and that is writing.
I am learning there is more to writing than what I grew up believing or maybe what I was taught to think. This article is about how I began writing when I was young. What I am learning about writing and how I am evolving into more than an author.
I have been writing…
Filled with intrigue and mystery, The Girl who knew Da Vinci is a book that mixes the past with the present. The story begins in the past during the German Nazi invasion of Rome. The author sets up the story with two young lovers trying to escape Rome and keep a special painting safe.
A time jump to the present begins the story of the main characters, and we meet Angela for the first time. It is here more intrigue begins as we see Angela having blackouts and visions. …
It has been a ride from start to finish.
Wanting to be an author
I have wanted to write a book since I was seven years old. I used to write short stories and dream about what it would be like to publish them. I am also an avid reader; I love losing myself in a good book. I always wondered if that is something that I could do one day.
Getting into the book publishing business or journalism can be so difficult and daunting. I took a journalism course in high school and wrote for the school newspaper. I…
Hiya, my names Oreo aka: The Booty Scratch King!
That is what my mommy likes to call me when I stick my booty in the air, usually in her face,
For scratches and belly rubs.
She laughs and thinks it is funny, but I just love it and will purr and cuddle on her hand, it feels so good.
I have a lot of fun toys, but my favorite is when mommy throws a mouse high in the air.
I jump and catch it with my paws, or my mouth and mommy say, “Air Kitty” when I jump whatever that…
More like disaster process
Not everything can be easy. I have told myself that quite often now during my dissertation process. It does not help though.
My master’s program was easy and even though I knew a PhD would be different, I never thought it would be this hard. Especially when 2.5 years of classes were easy. I got straight As. The fuss process is a whole other ball game though. You always hear how difficult working on a PhD is, but I guess having the classes’ part be as easy as It was kind of made me comfortable.
That little brother of mine whew he sure does like to play a lot
I run and hide sometimes in the kitchen
He wont get me there!
My names Dallas and I have more shenanigans to tell you about
Actually, lately, mommy has been home more
Oh she tries to work at the Table talking to her computer
But ya know what I do? …
It has been a process to learn about being an author since I published my first book in July 2020. It has been at times a great and fun process. Then there are times I feel like I am playing catch up to other authors.
I joined every children’s book author and independent author group I could on Facebook. I did this to connect with other authors. I wanted to see what different strategies for marketing others were doing as well as to find great books to read or review. These groups have proven to be amazing resources…
From one to one in person therapy to telehealth
Working in the field I do; it is important for techniques to be a specific way. Being able to provide one to therapy to children so young was working very well. I was able to train parents and model for them how to apply the techniques. The clients I had were making great improvements. I finally had found my favorite place to be in my field. Then the pandemic hit, and everything had to change.
When the pandemic hit, I had been hearing about it but did not realize how…
Unicorn Jazz by Lisa Caprelli is a beautiful book about learning to accept yourself for who you are. The cover itself is striking and eye catching. The illustrations inside match and are part of what keeps you wanting to turn the page to read more. The story is about a young unicorn who loves to sing. One day, her family moves, and she finds that she now must make new friends. She tries to change herself to be like the new animals she meets. This does not work because she is beautiful as she is. One day she meets an…
The need for independence helped me to evolve as a person.
A need for independence
After breaking up with my last boyfriend I had this need to do something. I was not sure if it was something big or just something that was for me alone since I put so much effort into him. I finally realized I could move out on my own. This was a little daunting since I knew I would need to live alone but exhilarating at the same time. I would, for the first time in my life, be living alone. Being in my late…