I Published My First Novel – Here’s What I Learned

I Published My First Novel - Here's What I Learned I’m thrilled to announce that my first novel has been published and is available as an eBook on Amazon. The paperback version will be coming in a few weeks.

This is a project that I’ve been working on since 2008. In fact, I’ve already started three sequels for this book that are in various states of completion. Those sequels were created during #NaNoWriMo that I participated in three times. If you’re not familiar with NaNoWriMo, it’s National Novel Writing Month and it happens every November. I started this one prior to learning about NaNoWriMo.

Weekly Review – 2020-06-07

Weekly Review - 2020-06-07

Here are some of the things from the past week that I’ve come across and felt were worth sharing. As always, feel free to leave a comment on the blog or on social media if you’d like to add to the discussion. And if you like what’s in here, please use one or more of those buttons at the bottom of the post to share with friends.

 

 

Know that you are worth it

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on UnsplashI go a for a walk first thing each morning and I like to listen to podcasts to help make the most of my time. There’s a podcast from Ben Lionel Scott that I enjoy listening to. The clips are short so I mix them in with the other ones I listen to. They are the audio from the amazing videos he puts on his YouTube channel. 

Weekly Review – 2020-05-24

Weekly Review - 2020-05-24

Here are some of the things from the past week that I’ve come across and felt were worth sharing. As always, feel free to leave a comment on the blog or on social media if you’d like to add to the discussion. And if you like what’s in here, please use one or more of those buttons at the bottom of the post to share with friends.

 

 

Day 50 Progress Check-in

Day 50 Progress Check-inI made it to day 50. I’m technically on Day 56 but it took me a few days to get this post ready. I wasn’t sure how far I could get when I began this journey. Like many things, I take it a day (or a few days) at a time. My initial target was 30 days but then I revised it to 75. Now I’ve moved my goal officially to 90 and I’m past the half-way point. Here are some of the details and the lessons learned.

 

My Progress:

 

No mistake is worth killing yourself

Photo by Chad Madden on UnsplashI’ve heard too many stories over the past several years of people taking their own lives because of being in tough situations. Stress is at an all-time high – even before COVID-19 hit. People are working too hard, juggling too much and taking on more than they can handle. Life is certainly not easy.

I read through the daily Catholic mass each day, as many of you probably know. Whether you’re religious or not, you can benefit from what I’m about to share. Wednesday’s reading included the below passage from Acts 25-27:

Weekly Review – 2020-05-17

Weekly Review - 2020-05-17

Here are some of the things from the past week that I’ve come across and felt were worth sharing. As always, feel free to leave a comment on the blog or on social media if you’d like to add to the discussion. And if you like what’s in here, please use one or more of those buttons at the bottom of the post to share with friends.