We're in the midst of a public health crisis. People around the globe are being told to stay home, isolate, practice "social distancing" (which to me basically means do the same thing you always do - stay in sweatpants and drink your damn wine at home). That being said, I'm home. A lot. I have … Continue reading Social Distancing: Time to Confront Your Procrastination
Browsing through Pinterest, I saw a click-baity looking post entitled "Is Your Story Worth Writing? How to Find Out Before You Write a First Draft". Sigh. I can't let it go. Read the rest of this short, soap-box of a blog post if you want to know more about my opinion - which is clearly … Continue reading My Opinion: Write the Damn Story
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I crack a joke because the pain is real. I have been cut deep, twice, maybe more if I would look closer. The two weeping lacerations are a bit too distracting at the moment to look past. The “why” makes sense, I get that, somehow I can understand, the “how” is something else. “How” is what I fear I will never understand, not while continuing to the person I am.
Sure if I would change how I view it, create a situation so I’d be forced to see, I don’t know, maybe then I’d understand. The only problem is I feel like that would change who I am, I could try to justify it and ignore my morals for a minute, but people can’t do that. That decision is not something you can shrug off and pretend didn’t happen. By choosing that action you ARE that person, you do and…
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Today has been a lesson in balance. In winning some, and losing some. But how is today any different than the rest of my life? It's all about balance; about winning some & losing some. Give and take. Ebb and flow. I want to do everything. I know this about myself and I struggle with … Continue reading you win some; you lose some.
I don't care what you're writing: whether it's a sci-fi novel, a comic book, or a memoir. You experience something, from start to finish. You are baring your soul to the world, whether you know it or not. Your characters, your plot, that all came from your own mind. It's a part of you. And … Continue reading Writing a Book: The Part that No One Tells You About
So the thing I didn't expect, happened. The thing I was warned about. I let people (two, not the entire world...) read Chapters 1 & 2 of The Book. (Okay I also sent it to my bestie just minutes before starting this blog post, so, three people...). And guess what?They want to read more. My … Continue reading when people want to read your book.
Goals. Plans. Dreams. Resolutions. Whatever you want to call them, we’ve all had ‘em. We’ve all started the year out with enthusiasm and hope, only to be left disappointed every December. (that good old dream of fitting in that one pair of jeans that haven’t fit since high school, am I right, ladies?) In the … Continue reading How to Make Goals You’ll Actually Stick To
We all know that those who write down their goals are more likely to achieve them (the educator in me is fighting the urge to go find a source to cite for this...). So, much like I like to get my Thanksgiving social media posts out before everyone else, to avoid getting lost in the … Continue reading Do All The Things: Goals for 2020
Stuck in traffic in the early-morning hours, I had an epiphany. Not the amazing, life-changing, Oprah-moment everyone dreams about. The epiphany was of the much worse kind. The kind that means I have to basically re-write my entire first chapter. For some reason, I do my best thinking in the car. Maybe I get inspired … Continue reading Realizing You Got It Wrong
OK, not the entire Book. I was just being dramatic. Saturday night, thanks to a burst of courage and a lot of Pinot, I let J read Chapter 1 of The Book. It was comical, really. I got so anxious waiting for him to finish reading I re-filled my wine and took a bath, where … Continue reading BREAKING: Someone read The Book.