Rachel Hanson nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award. I’m moved because she is a lovely blogger herself. I’ve only gotten to know her work recently through #LinkYourLife (thanks to my co-hostess with the mostest Shareen Mansfield for talent-scouting this gem). What I’ve learned is that Rachel is tender, honest and compassionate in all areas of communication. I am so happy to be connected with her. So, thank you, Rachel! Squee! Seven Facts About Me I recently gave up coffee. *gasp* I know. I’ve switched to tea. It’s been
The Four Paws for Noah Writing Competitions were a labor of love by many. Hosts, judges and many others invested time and money into seeing this competition be a success. I am deeply grateful for the level of compassion offered to my family. Writing competitions are time-consuming to run, publicize and judge. The donations made in those areas are incalculable. However, you need a number and I have one I would love to share. The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Contest and the Able in This Diverse Universe Essay Competition raised
The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Writing Competition was pioneered by Charli Mills and the Rough Writers, a fearsome band of a buckaroos who ride by their own rules and write with style. I reached out to Charli many months yon to ask if she might help me birth a dream for our family: to raise money for Noah and his service dog, Appa. Her immediate response was “Yes!” and she rallied her Writers. Geoff Le Pard, Pat Cummings, Norah Colvin and Sarah Brentyn saddled up as judges for this competition.
The Four Paws for Noah writing competitions have ended. I’m very happy to share that we did come out ahead with these. My family is excessively grateful to those who have donated time, money and energy to these fundraisers. I’ll have a total raised once prizes have been awarded. I’m squeeing over the fact that I get to give out prizes. Gifting is in my Top Two, just after breakfast buffets. For me, fundraising doesn’t end here. We still have a year of $500 monthly payments ahead of us along with any
Happy New Year, Honeyed Quill readers! Thank you for journeying with me through 2015. I was told by friends and mentors throughout the year that my star was rising. I took that to mean I was on the right track in developing myself as a writer and coach. 2015 was fraught with difficult transitions that coupled with growth. I am very satisfied by what I have accomplished and hope to continue growing my writing presence and coaching “brand.” I love supporting individuals as they write through trauma. Coaching is truly