Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Good Bye Blogging World - One Final Giveaway!

It's been five years since I started blogging, and times sure have changed. Well, to be honest, I've changed, too. I had wild dreams of becoming an award winning author, looking forward to seeing my name on the New York Times bestseller list...that is my tagline, after all. 

I met some great friends through writing. I went to fun conferences, critique groups, and book signings. Even this month, I'll meet an author I've only conversed with through blogging and email.

But, I've neglected my blog. I've neglected my twitter. I lurk on Facebook every day, though, but I know that not everyone uses that specific social network site.

My goals have also changed. I no longer seek that award winning or best selling status. I seek relaxation and peace. (No, I did not join a nudist colony!) I love writing, and I continue to write every day. I write letters to pen pals; I write short comedic stories that make my friends laugh; I write novelettes, novellas, and novels that scream to be written; I write with partners; I write alone; I collaborate with illustrators... and I will continue to do all of those things.

In order to keep up, I have to let some things go, so I'm saying good bye to blogging for a while.

Please follow me through twitter or Facebook, as those I'll be on from time-to-time, and here's one last contest to show my appreciation to my friends.

Death Knocks Paperback Giveaway through Amazon!

Click on the link to enter. All you need is an amazon account, and follow me on twitter.

I'll be updating this site when I have a new release under my book tab and keep it as a working website. I wish you all the best, and I truly mean that. 
Miranda

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Take the Time to Enjoy the Little Things!

Somewhere, and I'm not sure where, I've read that it takes 30 days of a consistent behavior to make it a part of your daily routine. Most of us don't like something about ourselves, and so we push ourselves to change something, whether it be diet, exercise, career related, writing related... you get the picture. We are driven to be better, to be stronger, to be more focused, and the list goes on.

Everyone has some sort of goal, and if you don't, I'm a little jealous. Maybe your completely content with yourself, and that's an admirable trait, but I think I'm in the majority that wants more.

In our journey to obtain these changes and goals, we tend to rush through life and not take the time to enjoy the simpler things. I feel rushed all day long, and then at the end of the day, I feel like I didn't do enough.

We all need to really appreciate the little things...the clouds in the sky, a bird in a tree, an icicle hanging from a branch. Take a moment to breathe and look around. You'd be amazed at what you may see.