Category: Wound to Wins Series

Risking Rejection by Peers, Past and Present – PART 2

Risking Rejection by Peers, Past and Present – PART 2

In PART 1, I covered my general history of feeling rejected by my peers and how one friendship over the years has helped me to see how differences don't need to mean division if our common ground means more. Which brings me back to the topic of peers from my past on social media and … Continue reading Risking Rejection by Peers, Past and Present – PART 2

Top Ten Wounds I Reveal Through Writing

Top Ten Wounds I Reveal Through Writing

For my WIP, A Cord of Three, I integrated several emotional wounds for the three sisters/women in the story. As I've revealed, many of these wounds represent the real wounds that my sisters and I experienced or are experiencing. Writing this story has been an emotional journey for sure. And at this point in time … Continue reading Top Ten Wounds I Reveal Through Writing

A Nomadic Childhood – Wounds to Wins Series

A Nomadic Childhood – Wounds to Wins Series

When Moving Wasn't the Plan In preparation for the 2020 Mount Hermon Writers Conference (unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19 social distancing regulations as of March 16, 2020), I've been reviewing, rewriting, and refining my manuscript for A Cord of Three. One of the wounds the sisters overcome in the story is one of moving around … Continue reading A Nomadic Childhood – Wounds to Wins Series

Not Belonging – Wounds to Wins Series

Not Belonging – Wounds to Wins Series

The last time I think a really felt I belonged in this world I was seven years old. My life was simple, predictable. The world inside and outside of my rural Loveland, Colorado home allowed endless opportunity to let my imagination run wild. I was safe, warm, fed, and secure. My first day of kindergarten, … Continue reading Not Belonging – Wounds to Wins Series

When a Parent Doesn’t Care – Wounds to Wins Series

When a Parent Doesn’t Care – Wounds to Wins Series

This is in no way a reflection of my own upbringing! But I realize that may not be the case for everyone. Knowing there's a good chance my mom or dad may read this, looking back on my childhood with adult eyes, there were moments I thought my mom or dad didn't care -- but … Continue reading When a Parent Doesn’t Care – Wounds to Wins Series