Showing posts from October, 2015

Help Me Name My New Book

HELP! I need a new book title for my new non-fiction book.
Here are the titles currently under consideration-
These are all Title then Subtitle. For instance, When Books Fly: Sell More Books With Social Media Marketing When Books Fly (title): Subtitles-
A Guide to Social Media Marketing for Authors
Sell More Books Using Social Media Marketing (My favorite)
Social Media Marketing for Authors
How to Sell More Books Through Social Media Marketing Sell Your Story (title): (same subtitles) Got anymore suggestions or ideas for me? The publisher is looking for something catchy and witty. I've never been very good at titling books. This is definitely not my strong suit. I can write a book, but I can't write a title to save my life.

When the going gets tough

Things have been tough lately.
I feel like I've started off way too many blog posts with those words. Unfortunately, that doesn't make it any less true.
I don't just feel like things have been tough, they have been tough. And as usual, I'm not truly at liberty to share much about it except my own feelings.
I haven't had much control over many of the circumstances in my own life. That alone is hard for me. I'm a very independent, strong-willed woman. Unfortunately, I can't say that I've been self-reliant lately. I want to be self-reliant, but I've had no choice but to let a lot of other people be a part of my life, and control major details.
There have been people in my life that are just plain difficult to deal with, be around, and accept. As much as I wish I could cut them out of my life, that hasn't been an option.
And then there is my job situation. Let me make something clear, it is NOT easy being a writer. The pay is inconsistent and not d…

The Center of Our Lives Must Be Jesus Christ


Elder Oaks, I Am Not Afflicted. I Am An Asset.

Dear Elder Oaks:

You broke my heart tonight. You compared my beautiful life to disease, disability, and depression. You called my marital status an affliction. I have never been so hurt before. Your words hurt me in ways I didn't know possible. As difficult and lonely as my path may be, it is not an affliction.
I know that you meant well and that your words were meant to be ones of comfort. You spoke of the Atonement and how Christ knows my pain. You explained that the Savior often walked alone and knew and understood what it means to be lonely. I agree and I believe. I am grateful for the intent of your words. It is why I am not offended or angry.
Just truly broken-hearted.
Imagine a mother finding out that her child is considered disabled. Or a person finding out they have a disease. How crushing it must be in those moments. That's exactly how I felt when you called my life an "affliction."
I know there are many who took comfort in your words. There are plenty of …

Gift of God's Grace

"With the gift of God's grace, the path of discipleship does not lead backward; it leads upward." - President Dieter Uchtdorf