Motivational Monday Poem: On a Breeze

The rejuvenation of Spring Kisses the eyelids Pierces the soul Awakens the senses   Nature and Nurture – equal parts home The origin of life and how well we live it Moments pass, noticed or not Renewing, refreshing, and re-energizing   We are part of a whole Connected though holy apart

Motivational Monday Poem: Words Bruised and Unspoken

Anger, fear, bitterness seep into our soul Course through our bodies like an infestation Spreading hate and fueling bigotry We react to dispel the virus within Unconcerned with the peril in which we put others   Our words matter, whether used as a healer or weapon They speak volumes about what is left unsaid RevelationsContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Words Bruised and Unspoken”

Writer Admission: I Write Fan Fiction

“I know what I’m gonna be when I grow up,” my thirteen-year-old-self declared. “I’m going to be a soap opera writer!” The revelation spread throughout my body, my eyes wide and heart fluttering. It was a career choice no one around me shared, definitely not on any of the what-are-you-going-to-be-when-you-grow up quizzes. I had noContinue reading “Writer Admission: I Write Fan Fiction”

Motivational Monday Poem: Ancestral Connections

Myths, folklore, ancestral connections Embedded in my memory Energizing my spirit The paths of those who came before Walking alongside my own   Ethereal Celtic voices and harps Drums and flutes of the First Nation Lungs coated by coal dust Hands that pulse with the earth’s soul Your imprints grounded in nature and DNA  Continue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Ancestral Connections”

Motivational Monday Poem: Shades of Grey

Daylight dancing with destiny Cascading over each surface Strength, inspiration, and heart Leading the artistic spirit across the floor   Moonlight streaming through crevices Revealing hidden beauty at every corner Magic, mysticism, fantasy Empowering the creative spirit within   Shades of grey blending into one Uniting life and the energy that surrounds For though ourContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Shades of Grey”

Motivational Monday: Reflections of My Past Life Self

I was born more than once. Such a declaration may be considered blasphemy to the religion I once called home, but I stand by my claim. I believe that when my body and spirit part, my spirit travels across a time continuum which fluctuates. What seems like mere days/years in the spirit realm equates toContinue reading “Motivational Monday: Reflections of My Past Life Self”

Motivational Monday Poem: Destinations Known

Energy, pure and radiant Kissing the skin, Warming the spirit Connecting us to past, present, and future   Alive to the moment Cognizant of what came before Transfixed and determined Moving ahead while looking back   Paths winding and veiled by fog Heading toward destinations uncertain But not unknown

YA Novel Status Update

It’s been but a few weeks since I restarted querying agents for my Young Adult novel, and I’m surprised to have already received three rejections. It’s not the “I’ve been rejected?!” part that surprises me, it’s the quick response. In all three instances the agents replied within five days of my query. Whereas I onceContinue reading “YA Novel Status Update”

Motivational Monday Poem: Genealogical Authors

ANCESTORS I carry with me the genetic links to my ancestors But the path I walk is mine alone to traverse I honor their past, the struggles and triumphs Yet I journey on towards an unwritten future   Their stories overflow with potential Yet mine remain at the mercy of the eraser I yearn toContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Genealogical Authors”

Mourning My Sister Through Writing

I’ve stated many times that the words I choose matter. I believe that I write because my spirit craves to do so. Sometimes the words flow effortlessly and other times it’s not just the pen that runs dry. I know firsthand that writing can work as a healthy outlet during times of emotional or spiritualContinue reading “Mourning My Sister Through Writing”