If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.   ~Henry David Thoreau I sometimes feel like my dreams are “castles in the air.” Am I dreaming too big? Should I come back down to …

We all know nothing is perfect, but some of us don’t really believe it. As someone who has fought perfectionist tendencies her whole life, I know this firsthand. Of course, intellectually, I’ve always known things can’t be perfect, yet as a child I somehow felt like a less-than-perfect girl in …

“Sanity may be madness but the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.” ~ Don Quixote Is there a market for clean, light-hearted books for teens? I know there is a lot of pain and angst in the lives of teens, …

As the holiday season comes to a close, many people find themselves feeling blue for no apparent reason. For some, it’s because there are no more parties to look forward to. The house feels empty when all the decorations are put away. Family and friends have gone home. They’re sad …

Today, for the first time, I’m participating in a blog hop. I was tagged by my friend and fellow writer, Shel Delisle http://sheldelisle.wordpress.com The hop is called “The Next Big Thing,” and is designed to highlight works-in-progress by writers at any stage, or books that are soon to be released. …

How do you know when you’ve tried hard enough? When you’ve succeeded. There are times when we need to change our course, but there is no time to surrender. In a few days, I’ll be participating in a blog hop for authors. As I went through my list of fellow …