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
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.
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
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.
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
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.