How do people actually write and publish a book?
It’s NOT a secret…okay, maybe it seems like a secret.
That all ends now. If you want to know all of the behind-the-scenes steps to get your ideas on paper and in a published book, THIS is the page for you! Enjoy a mix of amazing interviews in the podcast section AND super-informative blog posts from me and cool guest bloggers who know their stuff.
Use the media player to the right to check out the Voice Pen Purpose Podcast and check out my blog posts below!
Use the media player to check out the Voice Pen Purpose Podcast and check out my blog posts below!
In the roomy bottom drawer of my desk are three generations of travel journals, my grandmother’s, my mother’s and mine. My grandmother’s are strictly reportorial: “Spent entire day in my room with diarrhea. Missed tour of Santa Maria...read more
I rolled over in bed and whispered to my husband last night, “I think this may be the best time of our lives.” The idea that my statement could be true, thrilled and terrified me. Context: our three boys were near us in the neighboring bed, on the floor...read more
I couldn’t get pregnant, or I couldn’t stay pregnant. I got pregnant twice and both ended in miscarriage. I was so sad and in so much pain. Physical pain. People don’t always talk about that part. I was frustrated and disappointed. Lots of standard emotions accompany...read more
There is a time between sleep and conversation when it is me with my pen. My pen and I connect to communicate with my inner mind. The silence that fills the spaces between my pen’s swooshing on the page is low-key and high-yield. My journal gets to see it all. The...read more
I am a girl. Can I still say that even though I’m 40? My word choice has instantly put me on alert, am I demeaning myself? ...but I like the word girl. Lady, female, and woman are fine words, but I still want to use the identifier girl. Today. Maybe tomorrow I’ll...read more
Today I was going to write about self-care beyond manicures, but I decided to bump that post to tomorrow. I planned to talk about meditation, journaling, and whatnot and I was hoping to skip over the vile stuff happening in Charlottesville, Virginia- USA this weekend....read more
Talk about everyday life, I was told. I looked around and realized that my #newnormal included a bedroom without walls that faces the back of a house that opened to the elements. That’s kind of interesting, I think. I’ve never experienced either of these and they’ve...read more
This post is for me because I like doing things (like blogging) with friends. Solo work is not really my style. I'm always most excited when I get to work with others on book projects, retreats, and other literary endeavors. Let's recap my recent blogging experience....read more
I stretch out my hand to pat Brian who sits one seat away on the airplane. Somehow his strategy to sit in the back of the plane has afforded us an empty seat on both legs of our trip to Costa Rica. Instead of sitting cozily together, he enjoys his aisle seat and I...read more
I make a lot of mistakes. All the time. Lately it’s been missing scheduled phone calls. I’m not sure if it’s the time zone or my inability to keep track of passing time in our new country. Either way, I feel like crap every time I stand someone up. My mistakes are not...read more