On Word & Upward!

I say this at least once a day.  Something challenging happens, or it’s time to move on to something else and I say, “Onward & upward.”

     One time, in a Facebook writing group, I wrote ‘Onword and Upward.’ Another writer asked me if it was deliberate.


     Perfect!  A tag line!

     Words are important to me. Perhaps my interest in words and writing began in fourth grade with the word Conundrum.  I just liked it. 

     An unusual Word or Phrase sends me to the keyboard where I either write an essay or thought.  Maybe I’ll share them with you.

     I have ‘causes’ which I include in my writing. These include ResilienceCancerMental IllnessAging, and Romance

Here are the tales already written:

Finding Peace (coming July 9)

     Can a middle-aged, cancer-stricken, widowed woman find romance again? 
Can a successful, wealthy, celebrity father with a challenging business and a handful of a  daughter find his Peace? 

Making Magic:

     How does a bipolar woman who creates magic for others, overcome some of her personal issues to find her happily ever after?

     Can the intense son of a sick mother, whose father dies unexpectedly, hide his own issues and find love? 

Overcoming Obstacles:
     Can someone who has thoroughly screwed up his life, destroyed his first-choice career, mistreated women, lost a child, and suffering from PTSD start over? 
     Can a woman who’s dominated by a parent overcome that obstacle? 

Caring for You:
     Can you care for others too much?

  Fine, Just Fine 
Asia’s story - Is a choice you make determined by your age, or others’ influence in your life?

My Tales of Resilience are complicated, but so is life.
I hope you enjoy reading their stories.  I can promise you that they all eventually find pleasant outcomes.  And despite all their hurdles, they keep going.  
As do I.  
As do you.

On Word & Upward!


Written for Nancy's Point, a blog about breast cancer and loss.  Published on December 3, 2019. Special thanks to Nancy for letting me vent, publishing this, and allowing me to place it here.

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I'm a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and very much not perfect. My own multiple health problems led me to write about women who experience life's traumas, but bounce back because they are resilient. I strive to bring happily ever afters to all my characters.

On Word and Upward!