#gottheruns

A couple years ago my running style can only be described as sad.  Just really pitiful.  But I set small goals for myself over time and although what I did is probably not how most “runners” would progress, but I did what worked for me.  Like anything I do that is for “me” i work…

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My Mother’s Appreciation Pitch

While I was rushing around trying to figure out what to get, last minute (I’m that mom) for teacher appreciate week, I thought to myself… wait a minute…teachers get a whole week where students are to show their appreciation.  Parents are even fortunate enough to get a sheet of paper outlining each themed day to…

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Playing The Long Game

“Oh, I have many weaknesses!” – said E. Lockhart when I asked her what she struggled with most and how she navigated through those road blocks as a new writer.  The words came out so quickly, so matter-of-fact as if her writing wasn’t completely flawless and dream-like. She also said have not had. So, you’re telling me an…

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Don’t Tell Me That I Can’t

“If you don’t plan to make a career of this, don’t even bother.” That’s what a fellow writer said to me two years ago when I was given their contact just to ask for advice.  I was sitting on the first 13,000 words of my first manuscript.  No, it wasn’t complete.  I wasn’t anywhere near…

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Just A Mom

My 4-year-old came up to me and asks, “Are you a mother or just a mom?” Whew girl, what a loaded question. If you have a kid under the age of five, you know about the questions.  I don’t even have to be specific when I say that because you’re already sipping your second luke-warm…

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The Quiet Ones – Here We Go!

It’s that time again that I start begging strangers to appreciate my work! The Quiet Ones started with just a flicker of one “scene” in my mind back in July 2017 and since then, has grown into my second novel that I LOVED writing.  It’s very different from We All Fall Down, which makes me…

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I’m A Fraud

Maybe it’s because for most of my adolescence my peers managed to remind me of every single flaw I had.  Ones that I didn’t even realize were flaws but just differences that either I was able to choose or not.  Regardless, I was a magnet for those who figured out how to dress and to…

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Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?

Every morning starts about the same. The click of her doorknob, the soft padding of her toes across the floor and her scratchy voice whispering “It’s morning time!” We spend the next 20-30 minutes begging her to let us stay in bed “just a little bit longer” while she tells us random stories and insists…

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This Is A Fun Stage…

Up until this year, things were relatively easy.  Easy being a term I’m using QUITE loosely… but overall… I’ve only cried alone in my closet about 3 times.  I call that a success by any mom’s standards living in a 2-child household. But 4… I can already tell is a whole new ball game in…

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Real Fictional Characters

Character development is my absolutely FAVORITE part when it comes to starting on a new book.  Whether writing or reading, I love to see how an author chooses to introduce a character.  Molding them carefully only to reveal what they want and at the right times.  It’s a tricky process and it’s SO crucial because…

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