YAY!!!

Such cool news. Over 12,000 people downloaded Snuggle Mountain thanks to AppFriday and Apps Gone Free. I hope all those folks love the story as much as Leonard Ashcraft and his daughter Ina did: “We really love the subtle animations and the voice over. AND the story. I think we may have more pancakes in our future weekends too!”

Snuggle Mountain is neck and neck with Snow White

Snuggle Mountain is neck and neck with Snow White

Free Downloads of SNUGGLE MOUNTAIN at AppFriday

Wooohoooo!!!

You can get free downloads of SNUGGLE MOUNTAIN at the AppFriday today. And if you stop by between noon and 1 pm (Central), I’m hosting a party so bring your Cyber coffee.

Going Quiet-Absorbing the Wisdom of Quotable Tuesday

Like Jessica Powers, I love being busy and stacked up with projects. There’s an aliveness to it. I love doing a little bit everyday and inching toward the finish line. As a single mother and writer with multiple jobs, that life works.

Until it doesn’t. Until you find yourself, like Julie Larios, needing to go fishing.

That’s when I hear Kathy Nuzum and Janet Fox and all the other writers at Quotable Tuesday who have joined me to share their wisdom that gets them through the times when writing seems like the craziest (pre)occupation in the world

I have a revision to do. I have a memorial to write. I have a teen going off to Europe. And right now, that’s all I can focus on.

Quotable Tuesday will return but, for now, I need to go quiet.  I need to listen to Caroline Carlson‘s wisdom and remember “all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.”

Be well, my friends.

Quotable Tuesday-Anonymous

Quotable Tuesday is place for writers and artists to share the quote that sustains them though the times when writing is tough, when we aren’t sure, when we wonder if the world needs our story. Sometimes, though, a writer comes across a quote that crystallizes everything a writer is and he realizes it isn’t his lot in life.

“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.” – Anais Nin

This quote comes to me from a dear friend who prefers to remain anonymous. Of the quote, he says, “You may recall that for a number of years I struggled with a manuscript, convinced that I had a book in me. When I came across Nin’s quote it became evident to me that though I did enjoy writing I was a lightweight and did not “breathe”, “cry out”, or “sing” in it. This contributed to my decision to focus my energies in other areas (raising a kid for one) and retire from my non-writing, writing career.”

This decision is a powerful one. I admire your bravery, my friend. That you love writers and books is as important as your choice not to write.