Tag: new year

  • 2021 in Review

    As the old, worn-out year winds down like a clock unwinding to a stop and the new year full of possibilities verges on the horizon like the sunrise, we often find ourselves reflecting on where we’ve been and where we’re going. We contemplate the past year, and maybe the years before that, and wonder if […]

  • Follow Me on YouTube – Write that Book, Busy Mamas #writebook #amwriting #newyearsresolutions #newwriter #goals #busymoms

    In 2020, make the promise to yourself to finally write that book you’ve always wanted! I’m here to help! Follow me on YouTube and join me on the journey to writing your first book. This video series is targeted mostly at busy moms (like me), but anyone can benefit from these short videos, where I […]

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  • A Year in Review…and Looking Forward

    A Year in Review…and Looking Forward

    In 2018, I… finished two manuscripts (fifth and sixth) completed about half of my seventh manuscript edited my third manuscript with the help of my writers group published my third book attended a writers conference at my local library for the second time attended the Algonkian Pitch Conference in New York City got feedback from […]

  • Excerpt from Mile Marker 139 (Unpublished) – Chapter 11

    December 31, 2017 – Sunday “You know I ain’t gonna be surprised,” Russ grumbles as Brandy drives. “Can you at least pretend?” his sister asks. Russ glances in her direction. Her wavy brown hair is pulled up in a high ponytail, and she’s dressed up, which means her nice jeans and a new sports jersey. […]

  • Blogmas 2018 – Day 13 #christmas #blogmas #blogmas2018 #christmas2018

    Today I am singing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Only 12 days till Christmas! https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fcyndi.hilston%2Fvideos%2F10152956060905030%2F&show_text=0&width=634

  • Do you love Christmas enough to celebrate it year round?

    Do you love Christmas enough to celebrate it year round?

    A good and dear friend of mine has a blog entitled Yuletide Blessings, which aims to do so. Discussions and blog posts are about traditions, recipes, crafts, books, and more. Please visit the link below to read her review of a Christmas-themed novel and view the website further. My thoughts on Christmas books are also […]

  • Why Perseverance Matters

    Why Perseverance Matters

    It’s a new year. While the topic of this blog may have the feel of a resolution, I believe we can choose to start a new habit anytime. But really, what better time to speak about perseverance? The gym is packed with people who will fade away before the month is over. I will still […]

  • The Year in Review…and Looking Forward

    The Year in Review…and Looking Forward

    In 2017, I… finished two manuscripts (third and fourth) began working on my fifth manuscript edited my second manuscript with the help of my writers group published my second book attended a writers conference got feedback from an agent on 10 pages of my writing wrote my first short story in a new genre for […]

  • Excerpt from Mile Marker 139 (WIP) – Chapter 9

    Chapter Nine: Russ Jacobs “You know I ain’t gonna be surprised,” Russ grumbles as Brandy drives. “Can you at least pretend?” his sister asks. Russ casts a glance in her direction.  Her wavy brown hair is pulled up in a high ponytail, and she’s dressed up for her, which means her nice jeans and a […]