Day 67 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 67: Sailing with MayMa (Part 1) Ginny swayed back and forth. The tightly-wound curls bouncing on her bare shoulders. Never before had she felt so free. With her manicured hands grasped tight to the railing, she recalled the last time she’d boarded a shipContinue reading “Day 67 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

Story Time: Why Reading My Work Aloud Strengthens My Writing

The art of verbal storytelling is strong in my family.  With both Irish and Native American ancestors, you’d think I’d have a natural inclination to recite stories with intrigue, precision, and insight.  I do…but only when I write them down. “How was your day today, Kelly?”  Seems like an easy-enough question, right?  Not for meContinue reading “Story Time: Why Reading My Work Aloud Strengthens My Writing”

Done yet?

Did I really think my novel would be ready in a year? Yes – actually i did.  I thought the mere fact that I finished a book would somehow be enough good energy to push open publishing doors.  That people would flock to read my creation simply because I wrote it.  Sure, I figured there’d needContinue reading “Done yet?”

Manuscript compliments

Being humble has its moments.  But not right now.  Here are just a few compliments I’ve received about my manuscript. “A fairytale.” – I am most definitely a fairytale kinda girl.  I grew up with them, loved them, treasured them.  I adored stories with happy endings, strong female characters with journeys to travel, and ofContinue reading “Manuscript compliments”