I read a blog post once about 'the writing advice you're going to hate' or 'the worst writing advice ever'. In it, the author told his readers to write their book, then re-write it. Yep, you read that right. Write. It. All. Over. Again. I, like many readers, scoffed and thought, 'that's cool but I'm … Continue reading The Writing Advice No One Wants to Hear
As a side-hustle freelancer and professional people-pleaser, the word “no” isn’t a big part of my vocabulary. But I’m here to tell you, if you want to be sane enough to enjoy your successes - learn how to say no. So many of us are people-pleasers too, right? By day, I’m a Registered Nurse. My … Continue reading How to Say No
I inherited my love of reading from my mother. I'm forever grateful for the fact that she kept ALL of her Stephen King novels from when she was younger (she's since moved into what I call "old lady" novels) and passed them on to me. Where my mother and I differ, however, is that she … Continue reading Why I Won’t Read Bad Books
My birthday is the day after Halloween. And I love it. I love fall and everything about it. The candles, the cold, the leaves, the horror. Everything. And I love Halloween. I miss dressing up like a fool and handing out candy to the little kiddos almost as much as I miss going around knocking … Continue reading Happy (Almost) Birthday to Me.
I'm going to start a weekly post entitled Fearless Friday, where I force myself, and my readers, to think about how they were fearless this week - or maybe how they are going to be fearless in the future. Why Fearless? Because life is scary. We could lose our jobs, which means no money for … Continue reading Fearless Friday.
I started writing The Book over a year and a half ago (right around the time I met my boyfriend, [I'm going to just start referring to him as J... that's less typing..] who is also a writer, - coincidence?). I have yet to let a single soul read a single word of it. I've … Continue reading The First Read: Letting People Read Your Book
Photo by: Jessica Dzubak, Topsail Island, NC Written: September 24, 2019 4 years ago today, I wore a white dress, killer Badgley Mischka heels (that I refuse to get rid of), stood before a handful of my family & friends, and spoke wedding vows. If you’re reading this, you can probably sense that I’m a … Continue reading Here’s Why I Still Celebrate My Anniversary – Even Though I’m Divorced
I recently had a conversation with someone about fulfillment. I was challenged to think about what makes me fulfilled. It sounded like an easy question, one I should probably be able to recite the answer to as easy as my own name. But it wasn’t. In fact, it was easier to determine what wasn’t fulfilling … Continue reading On Fulfillment.
What It Is: This humorous, honest non-fiction book is an inside look into the world of editing, getting published, and all the chaos that happens after. Lerner is an established editor with stories to tell. Why I Liked It: See above- humorous and honest. My two favorite characteristics for books (and men). I came away … Continue reading Book Review: Forest for the Trees
Disclosure: Please be aware I do professional reviews on this blog, which means I get compensated for the products reviewed by the companies who produce them. All of the products are used and tested thoroughly and I provide honest, real, and informed reviews. I am an independent blogger and the reviews are done based on … Continue reading The Software That Changed the Way I Write: Scrivener Product Review