Purple Roses

Solitude is creativity’s best friend, and solitude is refreshment for our souls. -Naomi Judd via brainyquote.com Over the last couple days I’ve been in a fog. When writing is my only job and where most of my future lies, it’s discouraging. Trying to figure out the root of this fog was the most infuriating thing….

My Soul Driven Lifestyle

In a book by Keri Smith called “The Wander Society,” one of the wanderer’s essential questions was: “What does your soul thrive on?” I have been asking myself this constantly for the last two weeks. What makes my soul grow? What makes it swell to the point of enlightenment or gaining an understanding attitude towards…

Heroes

My original idea of a hero is the dictionary.com definition. It can be summed up as, someone who is noted for courageous acts, someone who has special achievements, or an immortal being.  I envision Superman, Super woman, Captain America, Veterans, women who defy odds, stuff like that. I have never felt the craving to be like Super…

Not a Hero, a Sage

Over the weekend I found The Art Of War For Writers by James Scott Bell. This title intrigued me since I’m already a fan of Sun Tzu’s The Art Of War. When I came across the quote “Know the difference between a hero and a fool” it got under my skin a little bit. After…

Kill me

I will not yield to any man contrary to what is right, for fear of death, even if I should die at once for not yielding. -Socrates Fear is a monster. There is healthy fear like don’t run on a wet floor. But then there is a fear that other humans can invoke in us….

Magic Pen

  There is no magic pen that writes our stories for us Imagine the disappointment when I found this out. This whole time I thought something came over writers and they just magically, with little effort had complete stories written and in order. There are a few people out there capable of doing this but…

Becoming Jayne

Receiving messages in my inbox has given me the idea to explain why I have changed my name to Becoming Jayne. It is not that I am in the process of becoming my middle name. It may seem like that at face value but there is more to it. Growing into a successful adult required…

A Novel in a month?!

In the month of November, I posted a picture on my Instagram and my Facebook, with a super excited face, about being part of some strange thing called Nanowrimo. I figured it was time for an update and give a little explanation about my Nanowrimo experience. I heard about Nanowrimo sometime in 2015 but I didn’t…