Writing

Writing is my life. My drive. I sit down and the stories pour out of my mind. Sometimes so fast my hand can’t keep up. If life—kids and laundry—didn’t bombard me, I could write a book a month. Well, maybe a month and a half. There are times though, when trying to get published is overwhelming. I realized early in my writing journey that editors and agents are human with inhuman jobs. They have good and bad days and aren’t perfect. Unfortunately, because of the publishing industry’s demands, the author is expected to be faultless. As authors, we dream of …

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Youth

Life is an interesting conundrum. When a young adult graduates from high school, the world is untapped and open for discovery. Unfortunately, the decisions that young person faces can, unknowingly, open up a duel pathway, either easy or hard. Another layering of choices further entrenches the future’s path. Money, knowledge, and contacts are essential in this forward advancement. However, unbeknownst to most young adults at this time in their life, luck and common sense are also major players. Some students graduate and make a decent living early on, while others—from financial, medical, or family-related problems—drop out and make do with …

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