True success is in the mind!

I am always fascinated with peoples ideas about success. Younger ones can have much grander ideas of course. However, I have met some elderly people full of life and still loving what they do and planning more. For me success has been more about overcoming defeat. I have experienced some major set backs in life. […]

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Why write a novel?

Daily reflection. My novel Here is the deal…3000 words a chapter 60,000 words completion, 20 chapters minimum..maybe more. First books often do very little and extremely difficult for new authors to get a publisher…traditional publisher. Statistics are a very small percentage complete the book and even less get publishes. I am powering on regardless and […]

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Why Listen?

My daily reflection: People tell us all kinds of things about their lives. Often not stopping for a breather. The inverts often sitting in silence, hoping they just banter on. The extraverts just keep enjoying their the story. Whether we are introverted or extroverted, we can be poor listeners. The Introvert daydreams and the extrovert […]

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Me!, really me!?

Why write a Novel instead of self-help? I have three to four chapters completed of my self-help book and was overwhelmed with a sense that I should be writing a fictional story. The feelings of excitement and a sense of urgency have I never experienced earlier in writing. Kid you, not the excitement and creativity […]

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Writing my first novel. Chapter one

What the hell is wrong with my eyes? My jaw is so painful and I am wondering if I have been beaten up? Oddly, considering my whole body is aching, and I cannot see, my fear and anxiety seem low. My head is so sore and my thoughts scrambled, my mind feels like it’s in […]

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Bipolar and my memoir of polarity

My life long effort to control my mood often fails. Sadly, many have no clue and will remain ignorant to my challenges all their life, rightly so if they have no mental illness. Some offer advice, from a space of sound health which often comes from a place of love but often I prefer conversations […]

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