Author Archives: Donna Heilman

About Donna Heilman

I am a writer that lives in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex with my husband, 3 dogs, and 6 cats. I am currently working on my novel, Rapture, as well as writing poetry and some short non-fiction. I am honestly writing this blog to feel more connected with other creative people.

Day 109: Reflections

Back in late 2007, when I began writing Rapture, I was in full writer’s mode.  I was so driven to write and nothing got in my way.  It also helped that I was going through a severe period of insomnia … Continue reading

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Day 108: Not My Usual Monday

This is going to be short because today wasn’t my typical, insane Monday.   And that’s totally awesome.  It’s sunny and warmer outside after a very cold weekend.  I had a doctor’s appointment so I was out of the office for … Continue reading

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Day 107: A Few Things about Me

I am an INFP but I’m more of an ambivert than introvert.  My introversion and extroversion are based on my surroundings, the situation, the people around me.  With friends in a casual setting, I am extremely extroverted.  Most people are … Continue reading

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Day 106: Random Thoughts from My ADHD Mind

Saturdays are difficult for me because there is a part of me that wants to just be lazy and do piddly things…or nap and just completely decompress from the work week.  Then, there’s the other part of me that really … Continue reading

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Day 105: Did I Choose Writing Or Did It Choose Me?

I honestly cannot remember a time in my life that I didn’t want to be a writer.  I began reading when I was 5 so I think that it all springs from that.  I had a very active imagination as … Continue reading

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Day 104: Sometimes, All You Can Do Is Give Up

Inspiration is a tough thing to pinpoint.  What is inspiration?  What exactly is it that triggers inspiration?  Where does it come from…from within, a muse, or outside stimuli?  Why is something that is supposed to come in a flash so … Continue reading

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Day 103: An Idea That I Had

In the Retreat that I attended on Saturday, we had break out groups where we had to tell the others about our lives after our dream had come true. Basically, we were to act as if it had already happened. … Continue reading

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Day 102: Monday #2

Do you ever have those days at work where you feel as though you’re in a sequel to Groundhog Day because today seems alarmingly like yesterday?  The only thing different about today is that I didn’t get a ticket on … Continue reading

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Day 101: Reminders

I was driving into work this morning, taking my normal route when I see a motorcycle policeman about 2 seconds before all of his lights lit up.  I looked down and, yes, I was going 12 miles over the speed … Continue reading

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Day 100: How I Spent My Sunday

The majority of my day was spent making my publishing clock. It isn’t a traditional clock or a timeline. It’s more about things you’ll do on the way to your goal…it’s from the SARK retreat that I attended yesterday. I … Continue reading

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