Something Better

    A week before the wedding, the stress laid heavy on my soul.  I needed a break. I decided to take a ATV ride out into the woods behind our house. I steered the heavy machine down the remains of an old logging road that runs through the property.  The muddy track slopes downward before flatteningContinue reading “Something Better”

20 things about me.

  1. My name is Colleen. If I was a boy, my name would have Patrick. Instead I have lived my entire life  with teachers looking up from attendance lists to say “isn’t that a pretty Irish name!” Pretty good for an anglicized version of cailín. 2. I got married September 22 and it was the bestContinue reading “20 things about me.”

Blog post ideas

  These days, there is infinite information at our fingertips.  There are  many incredible resources for writers. There are awesome groups, on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Looking for fun writing prompts, I discovered so many great ones. Many are things I would never think of, but thought provoking and fun. I wanted to share someContinue reading “Blog post ideas”

Gathering Darkness

The days are getting shorter here in New Hampshire. The nights are dark and the temps are steadily dropping. Soon Winter coats will be pulled from closets and snow will fall.  Honestly, I’m not ready for it. Summer passed quickly, and we only had a few short weeks of Fall. Up north snow has beenContinue reading “Gathering Darkness”

Lazy Sunday

Today was a beautiful day, because I was alive. with my husband out of town, it was a quiet weekend.  I missed him, but enjoyed the two days of quiet.  As an introvert, the quiet allows me to recharge, and I am thankful for it.  I got the chores all done.  I made a heartyContinue reading “Lazy Sunday”

Life Passing By

Simple post tonight. It is early October. A gentle rain falls outside as I sit inside warm sipping my coffee.  Darkness falls early this time of year, as we move steadily towards winter. This year, life got away from me.  It has been full of so many new and exciting things. A new job, and aContinue reading “Life Passing By”

Wedding Planning

  One of the most exciting event for me this year is my Wedding. I am so excited for September, but there is so much work to be done. I am about halfway through, and have learned so much. So I figured I would share my thoughts. Here are some fun types on how to makeContinue reading “Wedding Planning”

Winter Blues

Lately it has been so cold it has been a challenge to get outside.  In New Hampshire the end of December met us with a deep freeze. Many day, the mercury didn’t have the strength to creep above 10 degrees, which made getting outside difficult. The cold stings your face, and creeps under your skin,Continue reading “Winter Blues”

Goals for 18

So we are  just over a week  into the New Year. It is funny, how much hype there is going into the end of the year. Yet as we pass into the New Year, it simply disappears. Honestly I am not a fan of the holidays. I prefer the quiet calmness that meets us inContinue reading “Goals for 18”

Life Lessons

Rejection, we all face it as authors. All the great authors have been there. As a writer there is a fundamental awareness that you will have to take some punches to join the greats. The predominate wisdom is to take this rejection with grace, but is this always the best road? I don’t think so.Continue reading “Life Lessons”