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Impossible is an Excuse – My Running Start

Six or seven years ago, a friend asked if I wanted to do a 5K. I laughed and responded, "No way." Back then, running one loop around the track meant hamstring death, lung incapacitation, or both. I couldn't imagine enjoying anything close to a one mile run, let alone 3.1 miles. I thought it was impossible to enjoy [...]

The Golden City

Last week I was in San Francisco for a business trip and brought my husband along for the ride. It's a beautiful place, and I'm glad I visited. Considering how expensive the city is, it's doubtful we'd ever live there. We had just four days in San Fran, so our time was limited (and I had [...]

For the Love of a Story

Ever since I was little, I loved to read. Nothing was more exciting than going to the library to pick out some new books. I grew up reading the stories of authors like Tamora Pierce, Garth Nix, Terry Goodkind, Christopher Paolini, Rick Riordan, C.S. Lewis, R.L. Stine, and of course J.K. Rowling, among many others. [...]

Lessons Learned

Upon concluding my first book, I've certainly learned some lessons. No doubt, I will make other mistakes throughout the series, but hopefully I can avoid some of those early pitfalls. What are some of those early lessons? 1. Writer's block is real and it's a drag. How to get around it? Write a scene that [...]