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.
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 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
Literary mastermind and the person I’d give my left kidney to have a beer with, Stephen King once said, “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” As with most things, I’m inclined to agree with the master of horror. I probably spend … Continue reading How Reading Makes Me a Better Writer