Well, it’s that time of year again. My brain is officially mush. You could mash it with a plastic spoon at this point. The June by-product of being a (substitute) teacher. It’s been a busy school year for me. In addition to work, I’ve spent every available minute from November to February putting my book…Continue reading A Few Quick Thoughts
The other day, I was talking to a friend about how time seems to speed up as you get older. It’s kind of ironic if you ask me – just when we want time to slow down so as to enjoy the many gifts it’s given us, it speeds up instead. After a spring snowfall…Continue reading Taking Time for Me Without Apology
As an indie author (me, an author? – whoa!), I’ve joined a number of writers’ Facebook groups over the past few months. Self-publishing can sometimes be a difficult and lonely road, so I’m always grateful for the support that these groups offer. Then a few days ago, as I was checking out a post…Continue reading An Ode to Friends and Books
I should warn you that this week’s post has no particular point or direction. So once again, it’ll probably end up being one of my caffeinated rambles – hence the name of this blog. 🙂 First of all, I’d like to share that I’ve begun writing poetry again! Since publishing my book (I couldn’t resist…Continue reading Shaggy Hair and Other Caffeinated News
I finally took the plunge and reached out to a very talented lady for help with my book cover. I mentioned her a few posts back. She can be found on Facebook and Twitter. Anyways, thanks to Connie’s patience and expertise, I finally have a Kindle cover image and book jacket that I can be proud of.…Continue reading Covers, Reviews, and Marketing
I’ve loved reading for as long as I can remember. As a child, I’d visit my local library to borrow the maximum number of books for my age. On one of those visits, I noticed a woman checking out her own pile of books. I was so jealous because she could borrow more than me.…Continue reading Books, Books, and More Books
In this week’s post I’ve decided to include a fun little poem about coffee. I once joked with my husband that I’d write a poem about my favorite beverage some day. Then I got to thinking why not. I’m also including a site recommendation for indie authors and anyone who loves to read. An Ode…Continue reading Coffee, Books, and Poetry
It’s a September morning like any other – except on this September morning, I’m getting ready for classes. My first day as a university student. Angie is still asleep. I’m grateful that she usually sleeps until about seven. I still need time to gather my thoughts before waking her. Contemplating my reflection in the mirror,…Continue reading Rise and Shine!
My Dearest Self, I know things are tough right now. You’ve somehow lost yourself inside a recurring nightmare. And you have no idea what the future has in store for you – not that you’ve given it much thought. But the time will come. Right now, you look at yourself in the mirror – only…Continue reading A Letter to My Younger Self
I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted. But in my defense, I’ve been really busy. I finally finished my book, and it went live this week! To get to that point meant removing myself from social media and blogging. Instead, I’ve used every spare minute to work on my book, with a short…Continue reading I Finished My Book!