Tag: advice

Catching Happiness

About fifty three seconds before writing this post, I was sitting in a chair staring at a blank computer screen with a sour look on my face. That idea is truth, but it’s vague. Why was I staring at the computer screen with a…

Goals for the New Year

First of all before you say “oh God she’s already beginning with the new year’s resolution crap”. We’re not starting that. No leave it at front door before you click on this blog post. This is not a post where I talk about making…

Stress Management

Oh dear, where do I begin? This was my thought as I sat in my bed at 3 AM stuffing my face with ice cream.  After two five page papers and two presentations, this scaredy cat is tapped out. College sucks, but you know…

Traveler

All I have ever wanted to do is see the world. To live life, always going one hundred miles per hour. Never stopping to get caught up in all the bullshit that accumulates within our lives. The other day someone said to me, “I…

Going for the Gold

“Tonight is the night!” I exclaim. I finally got my writer head together. I’ve been in a weird mind set for a while. I don’t know how long. Four maybe five years. For this long time I’ve been trying to find myself again. After…

Feedback

It’s always a bit scary to get feedback on your work. You tell yourself you are prepared for some criticism and then it comes. You can’t handle it. I hear of this happening to a lot of writers. That one bad review is the…

Traditional or Indie?

I spent two years of my life trying to make the decision. It’s easy to say I wasted all that precious writing time trying to convince myself why one was better than the other. Did it gain me anything? Absolutely. I have forged this…

Building the Brand of You

The name of one of the panels I spoke on over the weekend seems fitting for discussion. Who am I? What is my brand? What thing do I identify myself with? How do you build an author brand? Do you even know what you…

Habitual

I don’t like to think of myself as a habitual monster. I like spontaneity. Having no plans, living in the moment. Breathing in life as it comes. But if you are as forgetful as I am, being spontaneous is a hopeless illusion of another…

Writing Groove

I’m back! (I never actually went anywhere. Though my blank word documents hint that I got abducted by demon fairies and they decided to put me back where they  found me.) For someone with a busy schedule finding writing time is hard, but you…

Failure 

My first book signing was a few days ago. I have to say, the experience was incredibly rewarding. As it was supposed to be. I met a lot of kind people, and took the signing as a learning experience. When I started out wanting…

Research

 I’m the alien that loves research. Literally.  Without research in a novel depicting a real place, what is going to set it aside and draw the reader in? As a reader nothing irritates me more than reading about a place where the writer has…