Have you ever avoided doing something because it scared you? I’m not talking, “That thing made me feel so nervous!” I mean, “my heart was racing, I couldn’t put words together, and my entire body was shaking!” I’m going to bet you have, because every single person on the planet has had that happen at… Read More Top Skills Thursday: Be Brave In Small Ways
It doesn’t matter how much we want to achieve a certain goal, everyone has a barrier to it. Sometimes it’s a speed bump, at other times it’s an entire mountain range. Every so often you’ll find a speed bump that feels like a mountain, too. Recognizing those barriers can sound depressing, and even demoralizing. The… Read More Motivational Monday: Recognize your barriers
(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 found that having a deadline keeps me writing. For some authors, a deadline is a surefire way to make sure no writing happens, ever. Something about that date looming in the future will reveal exactly which sort of author you are. Working on deadlines, or needing them like I do, isn’t good or bad.… Read More Writing Wednesday: Setting Goals and Deadlines
I’ll start this week with a little info, just in case there are readers who aren’t familiar with the context this time. In fan fiction (stories written by fans about characters and worlds they enjoy) there is a genre called “self-insert.” In this kind of story the author puts themselves into the world they enjoy.… Read More Motivational Monday: Author Yourself
I’m sharing this in part because I feel I owe everyone an explanation for dropping off the face of the earth. Also, it’s possible that somewhere in here, I’ll have information that will help someone who is just beginning their struggle with post-covid symptoms. This will be a long post as there is much to… Read More Freeform Friday: An abbreviated version of the past year of my life.
Ah the joys of editing. Please excuse me while I slam my head into my desk a few more times. As much as I hate editing, I keep finding myself in a place where I enjoy it. As an introspective person, it’s like doing a self-check. Am I doing the best I can? Where can… Read More Writing Wednesday: Editing the First Draft
I had to admit that “Funny Friday” wasn’t going as smoothly as I wanted it to. I’m better at humor in the moment than I am planning it out. I’m worse at sharing humor from the web when I know a million people already saw it. I don’t even share funny things to my friends… Read More Freeform Friday: Birth of a Poet