As a writer, I can look at the direction a story is heading and say, “This will not go where I’d like it to go.” I can then delete the work I’ve done, edit it, or shelve the entire story and start fresh with a different idea. Doing that with your life is a little… Read More Motivational Monday: Evaluate the plot
I’ve been dropping ideas about self-care every weekend, but what about a plan? Do you have a list of “go to” self-care practices? If not, what should you do to build one?
I’ve had a frustrating realization, and I decided to share it with everyone here. My reason for it isn’t to garner sympathy, but to show how I use the skills I write about. This post may be long, and I’ll put a TRIGGER WARNING here that I’m going to be discussing the ways depression and… Read More Freeform Friday: My battle with depression
I never dreamed I’d be a plotter. The very idea of an outline made my head hurt and erased the desire to write a single word. Now… now I am a plotter. At least for Half-Life of a Soul.
(Please note, the image for this post will be me in a relatively short time.) Well, another week has flown by. I’m having my usual Friday morning feeling of, “I didn’t accomplish anything this week.” I hate that feeling because it’s so rarely true. Still, not seeing progress in any tangible way is often frustrating.… Read More Free-form Friday: Just an update on me
I’ve been making steady-ish progress on the Half-Life of a Soul (HLOAS) series. It has been very slow, though. While yes, any progress is good, I don’t want to take a decade to write “the end” when I already know exactly how this story will end, how the spin-off story will open and end, and… Read More Freeform Friday: Author in action
I know I post a lot about recognizing your own achievements, appreciating yourself, and so forth. What about the days when you can’t see those good things? That’s where your cheerleaders come in.
Nothing happens without a plan, or rather, nothing happens without a plan and dedication to that same plan. The great thing about making plans is they give you something to look forward to! If you know a fun thing is coming, the harder pieces get a touch easier to get through. You don’t have to… Read More Motivational Monday: Plan something for the future!
Dear Future Me, I’m proud of how I’ve handled the last few years. Between a pandemic, personal health crises (yep, all of them), and a manager who is in desperate need of leadership training, I’ve held up well! I haven’t stopped looking for that path forward. Now, it’s time for a change, and I know… Read More Freeform Friday: Dear Future Me
I’m planning some big changes this year. One of them is that I’ll be moving. I’m not sure if I’ll be buying, or renting a little longer, but it’s time to do it. Thankfully, it’s not happening until late this year, so I don’t have to start packing today! Still, it’s running my brain around… Read More Freeform Friday: Looking forward