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All Is Well

A lot of times I think about things I want to do, and I place a condition on them. I’ll do X when Y happens. And then I realize, Y may or may not happen, and I can do X now. Whatever X is.

Don’t set limitations on your life. If you are given inspiration to do something, then just do it.

So many people say, “the time isn’t right. I have to wait until my bills are paid off, or I have a better job, or the kids are in school, or out of school.” But the truth is, you can do whatever it is right now. The only one putting conditions on your actions is you.

Every time I do that, then stop and realize I don’t need to wait for one thing to happen before I can do another, I set out to do what my initial idea was. And you know what? When you do it, everything else falls into place.

We don’t have to have all our ducks in a row to accomplish a goal, or to take the next step in a relationship, to start a family, to apply for a new job, or move to a new home. There are no conditions in life. We have Free Will. And we need to remember that.

So whatever it is you’ve been thinking about doing, but were putting off ‘for the right time‘, just go do it!

You’ll be amazed at how wonderful life is when you live it.

The 12 Steps of Fiction Writers Anonymous

Hello, my name is Sherry Briscoe and I’m a fiction writer.

I’ve been writing for over 30 years.

Idaho Writers Guild

Is writing a passion for you? An addiction? Or maybe a new interest? Something you’d just like to check out?

Join me Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Library! at Cole & Ustick for a fun, entertaining, and interactive workshop. Find out how writing impacts you and those around you. Get tips on becoming a published author without upsetting the balance of your life.

The workshop is FREE and open to everyone.

7557 W. Ustick Rd, Boise, Idaho – we start promptly at noon and end at 1:00 pm.

Come join us, and bring a friend!

Make a Mark and Start Your Story

Every story begins somewhere. I have a sign in my home office that says, “Home is where your story begins”.

But stories don’t necessarily start at home. Some start the minute you walk out the door, or board a plane, or put the car in gear. Some stories start when you open a door or answer the phone, or say “hi” to a stranger.

And not only that, but our lives are not just one story, but many, many stories. There’s the story of my childhood, the story of life and Grandma Johnson’s house. There’s stories of school and friends. I have stories from an old apartment house that isn’t even there anymore. But the story is still there. That’s the great thing about stories-they live forever.

Apartment 6 kitchen and dining room

What story are you in right now? Or what story will you start tomorrow? Is your story about success, career, love, loss, or hope? I’ll bet you have a story that touches on each of these. We all do.

Life is just a compilation of our stories.

Anything Is Possible

Anything is possible.

It’s a fun statement full of hope and magic. Although some people would rather live by what’s probable than what’s possible. Part of this comes from fear of change. Reaching for the ‘possible’ can mean reaching outside of your comfort zone. It can mean taking a risk, testing your faith, capabilities, or knowledge. It is often much easier to live in a world of what we know and are comfortable with.

That darn comfort zone! It’s our worst enemy.

Is there something you want but felt it was out of your reach? Maybe you don’t feel qualified for a particular job or task? Or like some unfortunate souls, feel you’re not worthy? Who establishes your worth? Who establishes your qualifications? Who says you do or don’t need that enough to warrant your having it?

You do!

Your life isn’t up to anyone else, it’s up to you. If you’ve given the control of your life away to someone else, then it is fully in your power and right to take that control back. It’s your life, not theirs. What is possible in your mind, that you haven’t tackled, tried, or reached for yet?

It’s time. Take the first step today to do the possible.

An Inspiring Teacher of God

Every year I travel to the Vancouver, WA area to spend Thanksgiving with my oldest daughter and her family. Thursday we have our traditional turkey dinner, Friday we find some great Black Friday specials to take advantage of, and Saturday we have first Christmas with my grand kids there. It’s always a magical time.

But this year I got an extra treat. My son-in-law, Demetrius Rogers, is the new pastor for the Mount Hood Christian Center in Gresham, Oregon.

Demetrius Rogers
Demetrius Rogers

I have attended a lot of churches and a lot of services in my years, but none so enjoyable and fulfilling as Demetrius’.

He is:

  • Energetic
  • Passionate
  • Dynamic
  • Charismatic
  • Entertaining
  • Engaging
  • Informative
  • Relevant
  • Inspiring

Being a public speaker myself, I appreciate a talented and gifted speaker when I hear one. Demetrius Rogers is one of the best. The Mount Hood Christian Center is blessed to have him at their helm. He presents his sermons in a way that makes you think, makes you laugh, and makes you feel touched by the very hand of God.

I loved how he made it so relevant to life today. How he pulled in personal stories, and even made me laugh.

He is a gift. If you live in the Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA area, I strongly encourage you to visit this church and hear this great man.

I do not give this recommendation lightly, it comes with true conviction. creative-writing-prompts

Kid’s Spooky Movie

Being the founder and president of the Idaho Screenwriters Association has opened some amazing doors for me. And one such door was the opportunity to help out on a local independent film, Kid’s Spooky Movie.

Tory is a good friend of mine and I jumped at the chance to do my small part in assisting on the set. And I have to say, this movie rivals Goonies any day! It’s funny, smart and a joy to watch – for the whole family.

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Tory and his sons have outdone themselves on this adventure, I know you’ll love it as much as I do!

Feisty After 45

A dear friend and accomplished author, speaker and publisher, Elaine Ambrose, recently accepted submissions for an anthology titled Feisty After 45. And yes, I have a cute little story in the book.

Feisty Front Cover FINAL 2-18

Join Elaine, me and others at JUMP, (Jack’s Urban Meeting place) downtown Boise on Friday, April 22 from 5-7pm.

I promise it will be a fun filled evening and I would love to see you there.

Kiss Me, I’m Not Irish

I always feel a little slighted in March. I’m not Irish, I don’t have red hair, a garden gnome, green in my wardrobe, or have a fondness for green beer.

But I love the chance to celebrate as much as the next person. I haven’t found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but I would love to win the lottery.thQ2VBUMEF

I’ll cook a corned beef and cabbage dinner and drink my regular beer. I’ll find a green four-leaf clover to pin on my lapel and keep my eye out for any stray leprechauns.

So cheers to St. Patrick’s Day and give me a kiss, because I’m not Irish!

Patio Party in Eagle

The North Channel Center in Eagle, Idaho is hosting a Patio Party this Wednesday, October 7th from 4:30-7:30 p.m.  And you’re invited!

Come by and visit artists displaying their crafts, while local musicians play for you, and there will even be wine samples for you to taste.

Pull the arm of a vintage slot machine for your chance to win prize give-a-ways.

And stop by my table where I’ll have my books personally autographed for you! Or just stop by and chat.

North Channel Center
North Channel Center

Just off Eagle Road and Highway 44, 600 S. Rivershore Lane is steps from the Eagle greenbelt. Ride your bike over and visit us on First Wednesday!