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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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