Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Tag Archives: creativity

Big Fear vs. Big Magic

Last week, I did a little flashback to a post I had written absolutely fear and how it will grip you and hold you hostage if you let it. Today, I wanted to give a little pep talk to anyone facing down the universe in some aspect of their life. And I can think of …

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Let Fear Fuel You or Let It Swing You By The Tail

Here’s a little Thursday Throwback for everyone on this journey called Life! It may be focused on my self-publishing journey, but it speaks to any path that is new and scares you. Since this post, I have published two books. The second one came a little easier because I now know the process and have …

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Putting Busy in Its Place

Last week, I wrote again about grooving on the busy drug. The whole world seems to reward those of us who manage to always be on the go with a million balls in the air. I find myself, year after year, immersed in new projects so that my down time looks a lot like my …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Monday’s are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I wanted to share a little something that made me smile!

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Wrap It Up With a Bow

Book covers are the wrapping on your book. A cover is the first thing about your book that a potential reader will see, and it can make or break their decision to choose your novel over another. Designing a cover is an art form in and of itself. It takes a special person to be …

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So Then What?

Ok, so you manage to get a first draft completed. Now what? Well, first of all, hug a loved one and pour a glass of wine! The world is full of some-day-writers. As in “some day I’ll write a novel.” Very few of us ever actually sit down and do it. So celebrate this great …

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Where to start?

As many of you know, I have been deep into the editing phase of my second novel since January. Over the last week, I completed the formatting phase. 😊 Over the last few years, I have been asked how you do it. How do you start with a blank page and end up with a …

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Birthday Week! The Big Five-Oh!

This is it! The Big Five-Oh arrives this week! There will be celebrations. There will be wine. And as a gift to myself, there will be the cover reveal for my second novel! Coming July 2018!!

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