Happy New Year!


May 2015 be filled with joy and success, however you define it.

See you next year! (I’ve always loved saying that. 🙂 )

Until next time,


Connect with me on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AnnRothAuthorPage
Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ann_roth
Stop by my website: www.annroth.net
Sign up for my newsletter: http://bit.ly/1zgiKfG

Muse, grant me patience and wisdom

patience and wisdom

I love this! I happen to be short on patience–except when I work. Writing takes patience, diligence, and discipline–lots of all three.

So how did an impatient person like me choose writing as a profession? Beats me. 🙂

Actually, I think writing chose me. Stories filled my head and I had to put them on paper. Not just for me, but for others to enjoy.

When I write, the story is my entire focus. I forget about the future and the past and live totally in the now of the characters and the world I am creating. It’s magical!


I am passionate about writing and hopelessly addicted to it, and the magic and the joy of putting the story on paper (as well as the sweat and tears that are  part of the process) all contribute to that passion.

As for wisdom part of the top image, you know what they say: You finally get wise… and then you die. Nothing we can do about the dying part, but my plan is to keep growing (mentally, but hopefully not physically 🙂 ) and learning.How about you?

Until Monday, and wishing you patience, wisdom and a terrific weekend,


Visit me at my Facebook Author page https://www.facebook.com/AnnRothAuthorPage
Follow me on Twitter @Ann_Roth
Stop by my website: www.annroth.net

Find the Genius Within

I’m feeling philosophical today…
noun: genius; plural noun: geniuses; plural noun: genii
    exceptional intellectual or creative power or other natural ability.
  2. a person who is exceptionally intelligent or creative, either generally or in some particular respect.
    synonyms: brilliant person, gifted person, mastermind, Einstein, intellectual, great intellect, brain, mind

secret of genius

We’ve all witnessed true enthusiasm in a child. Just watch a young boy or girl encounter any experience anyplace. Kids live in the here and now, where every moment brings wonder, curiosity and joy. And boy, do they show it. They jump. Giggle. Squeal. Touch. Sing. Spin around. Dance.

They don’t care what people think of them, don’t know that it matters.

It’s magic.

They are magic.

As a child, I shared that same enthusiasm. So did you. If we can touch the spark still inside of us and live in the moment, even for a moment… knowing that there is a future ahead and responsibilities now and in that future… if we can do this, then maybe that childlike spirit hiding inside will come out and play. It wants to,  has been waiting for such a long time to experience the joy and magic, that bit of genius that is uniquely yours and mine.

Will you join me in letting your child spirit come out and play?

Until Friday, and wishing you a fun playdate with your child spirit,


Visit me at my Facebook Author page https://www.facebook.com/AnnRothAuthorPage

Follow me on Twitter @Ann_Roth

Stop by my website: www.annroth.net