How is the Story Progressing?

As I sit down to write this, I thought the title might refer to two things. First, I am working on my next book, trying to have it ready for January or earlier. Second, I was thinking about the challenges of my own life as if I were the protagonist of my own, unwritten story.Continue reading “How is the Story Progressing?”

Staying Calm Amid the Life’s Stress

This week I thought things would calm down a little with my day job. But that wasn’t the case. The workload actually increased. It seems every time we accomplish something, the higher ups decide we can do more quicker. That’s part of the reason I tend to focus on managing my stress in these posts.Continue reading “Staying Calm Amid the Life’s Stress”

Can You Imagine a Good Story Without Conflict?

Imagine a story where the main character’s life is never altered. It could be a story where they never struggle for success, or where the dangers are never close. Would it be worth reading? I don’t know about you, but I’ve never read, or finished reading, a story like that. I think any good storyContinue reading “Can You Imagine a Good Story Without Conflict?”

Remember to Enjoy the Small Things

This week has helped me remember to enjoy the small things. I tend to get caught up in the stresses of the moment, both good and bad. That isn’t always a wrong thing, but sometimes, as the stress and pressure mounts, that’s where all my focus goes. I miss some of the good things goingContinue reading “Remember to Enjoy the Small Things”

If Only I Could Time Travel

This week I’m excited. I have my next book completely ready to go live on September 3, 2021. Dissonance, is a sequel to my time travel book Resonance, and is out as a preorder on Amazon Kindle until September 3, 2021. I’ve always liked time travel stories because of the way things could happen. IContinue reading “If Only I Could Time Travel”

We’re All the Protagonists of Our Unfinished Stories

I made it through another week. It seems my posts about handling my stress help me to manage it better. Take my post last week about choosing to be happy, regardless of the outside influences. I wrote that thinking I needed to do better. Like always seems to happen, when I try to improve, IContinue reading “We’re All the Protagonists of Our Unfinished Stories”

Can We Choose to Be Happy?

I discovered something this week, or maybe I should say I relearned something this week. Sometimes, I choose to let outside influences determine my mood. But it doesn’t need to be that way. In the midst of all the seemingly compounding stress of my day job, I found myself growing quite frustrated. In fact, theContinue reading “Can We Choose to Be Happy?”

Don’t Miss the Small Things

Talking with a relative this week, I was reminded how easy it is to miss the small things. With all that happens in my day job and my family’s activities, it’s easy to focus on just what needs to be done. It’s easy to focus on the stress. Whether that is managing several projects inContinue reading “Don’t Miss the Small Things”

Goals and the Good Things in Life

Life is tough some times. In my experience, however, focusing on the negative around me, doesn’t make me any happier. I find that taking the time to notice the good helps me be more cheerful. Some of the most joyful people I’ve met seem to not notice, or at least not focus on, what theyContinue reading “Goals and the Good Things in Life”

Goals, Challenges, and Stress

This last week has been full of challenges in my day job. But the constant stress of my day job was compounded this week by a close friend’s struggle with the loss of a member of his extended family. That event caused a lot of added stress to his life, and made me thankful IContinue reading “Goals, Challenges, and Stress”