Books are scary things. Sure, they can be exciting, but they are a massive undertaking. Sometimes, they even have teeth (or at least it feels like they do). I don't know if you've ever been afraid of the book you're writing, but I know I have. In fact, it's the most common form of writer's … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book?
How are you doing on your New Year's resolutions? I can see some of you avoiding eye contact. Some others are already moving on to the next blog post. Don't check out on me yet! When it comes to my resolutions, I'm not doing superbly, either. Did January hit anyone else like a truck, or … Continue reading Resolution Check!
More to Life than Free Time
We work a lot. Even when we're not strictly working, other projects occupy our time. Our blogs. Stories. Hobbies. Sometimes we get to the point where even family gatherings or time with friends turns into just one more thing to add to the list. You can't wait for the day to be over because then … Continue reading More to Life than Free Time
You ever notice how everyone posts tons of stuff about thankfulness around Thanksgiving, and then all of those posts just disappear throughout the rest of the year? It's not a judgment so much as food for thought - I do it, too! And I don't think this means that we're only thankful in November, but … Continue reading Living Thankfully
Feeling Down About Your Writing? You’re Not Alone!
Happy Monday! Starting today, you'll not only see motivation in my Monday posts, but also a writing prompt you can use throughout the week. This week's writing prompt: Snow. The point is to think outside the box for this one; I'd love to see something totally unique and unexpected. If you write a story based … Continue reading Feeling Down About Your Writing? You’re Not Alone!
5 Tips for Goal-Setting in 2023
The new year is upon us, so now is the time to figure out your goals for next year - or, as many like to call them, your New Year's resolutions. Why is the new year a great time to reset? It represents a chance to start over with a clean slate. You can take … Continue reading 5 Tips for Goal-Setting in 2023
Reblog: 11 Surprisingly Productive Things to Do on Your Phone by Make Your Biz Fizz
What do you do with your downtime? If you’re like me, you pick up your phone and start doom-scrolling. But what does this subconscious habit achieve? Nothing, right? It certainly doesn’t add value to your life. Rather, it wastes time and becomes a mindless activity we engage in when bored. [...] 11 Surprisingly Productive Things … Continue reading Reblog: 11 Surprisingly Productive Things to Do on Your Phone by Make Your Biz Fizz
Embark on a New Adventure
I had the perfect idea for a coffee drink. I love Starbucks' cold brew drinks, and I love Starbucks holiday drinks, but the Irish cream cold brew? Blegh! They could do so much better. There may already be a famous peppermint mocha drink, but a peppermint mocha cold brew would be much more flavourful and … Continue reading Embark on a New Adventure
Finding a Writing Community
I don't know about you, but NaNo has certainly been an adventure for me this year. I was on track for a week, then got further and further behind due to life and family and another hurricane, started to catch up slowly and, lo and behold, I got right back on track with my word … Continue reading Finding a Writing Community
Reblog: Being a Better Writer: Improving Your Writing Output by Unusual Things
So, if you want to improve your writing output, here’s some advice on how to do that. First, make a habit of writing daily. Establish for yourself a rhythm. A pattern. Maybe it’s writing every day of the week that’s a workday. Maybe it’s spending two hours of your Saturday writing at least a set amount … Continue reading Reblog: Being a Better Writer: Improving Your Writing Output by Unusual Things