Wahoo!!! I just saw the beginnings of the cover for book 2 in my series. So exciting!!!

Just a little bit of exciting news: our son, Jacob, turned in his mission papers on Easter Sunday. In about 2 weeks he will receive his mission call from church headquarters. We will be watching the mailbox very closely! So proud of him!!!!

Just thought I’d share a little poem that I wrote nearly 20 years ago.

Children say the funniest things,
They run and shout and laughter rings
Throughout the house and off the walls.
Don’t mind the mess, step over the balls.
Pick up a pencil and write it all down,
Just as they say it, just as it sounds.
Then you’ll always have it, good or bad,
To cheer you up when you’re feeling sad.

It was entered into a national contest and won Honorable Mention, and they published it in their book. 

Thank you!!!

Thank you so much! I am overwhelmed by the response of my sale for my kindle ebook this last weekend. It more than exceeded my expectations. If you could do me a favor and write me a review on Amazon when you are finished reading it, that would be awesome! Thank you again.

This is a test.

It is only a test.

🙂

Feeling Silly

Last summer I was looking for an exercise routine that I could do. There are so many options out there, but with my injured foot, they are actually quite limited. 14 years ago I shattered my heel and ankle, and so with a plate & 9 screws holding my foot together, I don’t have full mobility, and it is in constant pain. Therefore, even if my Dr. hadn’t told me to be careful, most exercise is off limits to me.

So my sister suggested Zumba, and I tried that for awhile, until it started agravating my foot. Even with me just standing, and shaking my bootie, it caused my ankle to swell and I couldn’t do my everyday activites that needed to be done. It was still straining my ankle.

So now, my son bought a dvd exercise system called Hip Hop Abs. The most it doesis step side to side. I think I can do that. So I did the first routine today. Hahaha!

I have been a dancer my entire life, well, until my injury, and I had fun! My feet felt solid on the ground, which is always a good thing. But you know that feeling when you’re trying your hardest to keep up, but you’re moving left when you’re supposed to be moving right, or arms up when they really should be out. Yeah, that was me. I’m just glad no one was watching. But you just wait until tomorrow. I’ll nail it!

Thanks Anthony, for getting this and telling me I should try it. I really had a good time!!!

One Thing I’ve Learned in Class

I am a strong believer in continuing our education. Whether it be college, community classes, workshops etc. Whatever works best for our individual situations.

One of the things that I do, for my writing, is I am a member of the League of Utah Writers. The chapter I belong to likes to focus on learning and improving our writing skills. So we have speakers, workshops and sometimes we critique each other’s work.

I loved one thing that a former member of our chapter, Clint Johnson, taught us and that was to write for 15 minutes each day. No matter what. This is something that I struggle with, and this year I am going to focus on achieving it. The reason it is so important to write for 15 minutes each day is something amazing happens subconsciously. Not only will it become a habit, but after 3 weeks, your subconscious will continue to work on your book. See, your mind thinks there’s a problem and it needs to solve it. Since it is always on your mind, it must be important. Even while you sleep, your brain is working on your book.

While I was following this guideline, I was just to the point of the “final battle” in my book. Before I was going to write I was walking my dog, and a whole new twist in my story just slammed into my brain! There was no way I could finish the book now!!! So I went with it. It opened up my book to become a trilogy instead of just one book. It was awesome!

Then I let life get in the way ~sigh~ and I started skipping days because my schedule became so horrendous. But I really need to get back into writing everyday because, not only do I enjoy it, but I am at that point again. I am just starting to write the final battle and I need as much help with it from my brain as I can. AND, I am already getting ideas for the trilogy that follows after this one, and a prequel trilogy. My brain is getting so full of ideas and story lines that I’m getting antsy to start on it. But first things first, I need to finish my book I’m doing now. I’m sooo close!

So, until next week. I’m now off to write for my 15 minutes.