Hallelujah Anyway

I”m reading author Anne Lamott’s book “Hallelujah Anyway” where she writes about rediscovering mercy. I’m using author Jim Kwik’s technique of reading 20 pages everyday. I like her humor and human approach to writing. Of course the book is filled with stunning ah-ha moments. You can see Anne’s Ted Talk here https://www.ted.com/speakers/anne_lamott. You can joinContinue reading “Hallelujah Anyway”

Belief

I’ve been working on my memoir “Baby, You Have To Go Beyond The Block: Advice My Mother Gave Me While Growing Up” since January 2020. There were times I had to put it aside and just take a break. Then there were times I didn’t know what to do next in the writing process. But,Continue reading “Belief”

The Center for Micro-Entrepreneurial Training (CMET)

On Monday, May 10, 2021 I joined a five-day virtual training program through The Center for Micro-Entrepreneurial Training. The training was geared towards entrepreneurs and as you know, writing a book is a business. This five-day training program was intense and constructive. It was facilitated by CEO and President David Daly and Founder and ExecutiveContinue reading “The Center for Micro-Entrepreneurial Training (CMET)”

Inspiration

There are times I just need to find some inspiration to keep me going, to keep writing. I decided to take time out and watch the Soul movie by Disney. Besides this movie being fantastically made with exceptional actors and awesome jazz (I play the soundtrack on Spotify), the movie was just what I needed.Continue reading “Inspiration”

Idea-to-Outline

I’ve taken the necessary steps to get a coach. I made an appointment with KN Literary Arts (http://knliterary.com) for a free fifteen minute consultation. I am signing a contract for coaching on “Idea-to-Outline.” The outline is the roadmap to writing my memoir and I need guidance in this area. I’m still moving forward with workingContinue reading “Idea-to-Outline”

Book Proposal

Here I am on the threshold of writing my book proposal. With the guidance of Hay House CEO Reid Tracy and KN Literary Arts founder Kelly Notaras (http://www.knliterary.com) through the Hay House Writer’s Community. I am reading through the steps right now. I am trying my best not to get overwhelmed by this process. TheContinue reading “Book Proposal”

Getting Comfortable

I’m getting comfortable with my writing routine. Poets & Writers http://www.pw.org Here you can get a weekly dose of writing prompts and recommended books on writing. Poetry Prompt In the introduction to an issue of Ploughshares edited by the late poet Jean Valentine, who died in December, she says: “My dreams were very important to me rightContinue reading “Getting Comfortable”

A Tree Tells A Story

I went to Griffen State Park in Leesburg Florida to take a walk. I wanted to get some fresh air and clear my head. While walking along a path I came upon this tree stump (pictured above). As I started to walk away I turned around to look at it again. What is this tree’sContinue reading “A Tree Tells A Story”