It's that time of year again, when all my writer friends are having crazy fun getting started with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I always feel a pull to join them, and this year is no different. It's also the same in that I'm in the middle of a big piece that I really need … Continue reading To Nano, or Not to Nano
I've been wanting to start writing more in-depth book reviews here, and what better way to start the ball rolling than with A.E. Ash's Temporary Duty Assignment, brought to you by Book Smugglers Publishing 🙂 Disclaimer 1: Yes, A.E. is my writing bestie—but I wouldn't write a review like this if I didn't love the piece … Continue reading Book Review — “Temporary Duty Assignment”
When we research how to make a living as a writer, people talk about being serious about our writing and treating it like a job. We hear that writers need to defend our writing time. We need to take our work seriously so that others will as well. We need to connect to the right … Continue reading Treat it Like a Joy
The only thing I love more than writing books is talking about writing books 🙂 Really, my favorite thing to talk about is stories in general. Nothing gets under my skin and into my heart quite like stories told through books. I want to know what friends are reading and why. What they love and … Continue reading Reviews Don’t Have to be Fancy
What's making me happy this week: helping hands. I have a lot going on right now. In the last few days/weeks, I've had so many people step forward and offer me support. Friends lending a sympathetic ear, my amazing editor pulling a near all-nighter to finish a piece for me, and even strangers running to … Continue reading Focusing on Happiness—Week Thirty-Nine
I love the holidays. Pretty much all of them. And this time of year is just packed with some of my favorites. The holidays surrounding the Winter solstice have always had a special place in my heart. It's the darkest time of year, but the days are about to start growing longer. It's always been … Continue reading A Homeworld Holiday
What I'm happy about this week: having an action plan. I always do better when I have an idea of where I'm heading, what's important to me, and what I want to be working on each day—or even each moment. I made a list of areas that I want to keep in my focus. I … Continue reading Focusing on Happiness—Week Eight
Holding on to hope and sharing kindness as much as possible. That is all I have for today.
Hey, everybody! Work has been progressing on the nonfiction book highlighting some of the things I've learned so far on my writing journey. I finished the final galleys today! I also have a cover to share. Are you ready? It turned out about perfect. I had two things I wanted for the cover: I wanted … Continue reading Sunday Surprise — Cover Reveal!
Joyful Autumn Equinox, everyone! Today, night and day—light and dark—are balanced. Tomorrow, we begin the gentle exhale into the dark half of the year—my two favorite seasons. It seems a perfect time to start along a new path, to cultivate a new focus. As the wheel of the year turns, I am going to do … Continue reading Opening Up to Happiness