‘Tis the Season

Finally, I made time last night to bust out the Christmas decorations and get my tree set up. There are times when I feel unmotivated, for lack of a better word, to decorate for the holidays. Growing up, I think a lot of people feel this way, but I loved the holiday season. Everything seemed so fresh, new and exciting. I loved being able to feel the chill in the air and the excitement of what I might get on Christmas morning. Now I have grown up, no children yet, and I find that at times I seem to have lost that holiday spirit.
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Shake It Up

Sometimes we all get stuck! We feel like we are drifting and swaying, lost in a sea of what always is and will be, when we have the ability to change. We can’t change who we are as artists but we can reinvent and allow ourselves to see what we have created and look at it in a different way. Sometimes we need a little life in our art and we need to energize a slow beating heart. How can we find inspiration? Where do we draw our drive and determination from?
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Making Time for What You Love

What is it you wait for? Are you waiting for the right idea or the right moment, flash of inspiration? What keeps us from moving and acting on the things that we want? Is it fear or lack of caring? I think that in all of it, it’s a little of both. If we go after what we want then we run the risk of failing but if we never try at all then we can say at least we didn’t fail?!
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Story Preview: “False Justice”

(This is a work in progress and I am still unsure exactly how it will all come together, I have about 50 pages written for this so far. This is the “Prologue”. I have it titled “False Justice” for now, but it tells the story of a father named David who came from a nothing start to create a family that he loves. Unfortunate events lead to the loss of things he once held dear and now his daughter who is off at college goes missing. The case goes cold and he decides to take matters into his own hands and follows the one lead he has to try and find out what happened to her. It is told by a series of flash backs. The exert below starts at the present time. I hope you enjoy, please share your opinions or comments. Thank you! Happy Reading)
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It Begins

From my first post on this blog, I stated this blog would be in the preparation and dedication of getting myself published. I have been working hard creating my submissions and locating journals/places to submit. There is a lot that goes into submissions and all the guidelines vary from place to place. Sometimes half of the work isn’t creating and writing it’s about finding the right location in order to submit. I have been working on updating cover letters and creating bios and selecting just the right poems and flash fiction in order to submit.
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Up and Out

Photo Credit: B.C

Photo Credit: B.C

This is a very photographed statue that is on the seawall of Galveston Island, TX. Time and time again it has been a symbol and has withstood all that mother nature throws at it. It is reaching up to heaven as the shadow casts outward, and serves as a reminder of not only strength but humility. We, as humans, all need something we believe in. Some people find it reaching up, but regardless of where you find it, it must also go out. We inspire by sharing all that we are, not by holding it in.
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