Encouragement Pages 4/3/2023

The fact that you have not given up is demonstrative that you will don’t want to. What does that mean, exactly?

It means that something in you wants this writing–and you are willing to see where it will take you.

As Nikki Giovanni said, “If you love it, it is going to work.”

You can do it.

With Love & Ink,


March 2023: Go!

“Can I do it?”

“Will I do it?”

“What if no one likes it?”

The answer to these questions are as unique as the authors who pose them. Yet, the fact you are even posing these questions to the wall, to windows, or the people closest to you–means that you have enough in you to temper creativity with apprehension. Every creative person does!

Yet, while some of recoil from the stories in our head that demand to be told, some of us go anyway.

Even if you fail, you can try again!

Even if you think no one will like it, that doesn’t matter. The better question is do you like it?

Your first critic and champion will be and is always you.

Don’t give up before you get started–KEEP GOING!

Go and see what happens!

March 2023: Go!

The decision to write is both simple and complicated.

For every writer brave enough to attach their name to an idea, there a writer that needs a pen name.

For every writer that decides to put their own story on paper, there is writer commissioned to get a family story down.

Some writers need 20 years to get up enough nerve, some need 20 minutes.

Your GO may be different than mine, and that is needed an necessary!

It doesn’t matter how long it takes you to go, as long as you go.

Encouragement Pages-3/15/2023

There’s 3 things to remember, and they all involve focus:

1.) Preparing. The biggest question is, “What is it that I want to do? How will I do it?”

2.) Expecting. Be gentle with yourself. Set reasonable deadlines and keep them. Adjust them if necessary.

3.) Follow through. What you set out to do complete. It is now a priority.

With Love & Ink,


March 2023: Go!

Now that you have planned, cried a little, now it is time to create!

The part of you that is hesitant, fearful, and unsure–the best way to silence it is to write. The cure is to create. There is a world that is waiting on your brillance, your talent, and your genius! It will never be a safer time to write, and easier time to put in the world what you desire.

There is no time like the present.

Embrace the fear and do it anyway.

Pack up the apprehension and hush it.

Bring the doubt as a counterweight, and do it anyway.

It is your time. Do it.

Do it now.