Pantsing Fantasy: An Intro

I've never been shy about sharing that I'm a pantser. That's how I write - totally by inspiration, almost never by planning (one time I was forced to. It was a contest. I didn't do well.). I don't plot. I don't know how I'm going to get from this scene to the next one or … Continue reading Pantsing Fantasy: An Intro

Book Review: Children of Pride by Darrell J. Pursiful

What this book is about:  Taylor Smart, your average dorky 13-year old, is living the average middle school life. Until she's kidnapped by Fair Folk and whisked away into The Wonder. What I liked:  I LOVE fantasy books and this book did not disappoint me at all. It's definitely for younger readers, but I still … Continue reading Book Review: Children of Pride by Darrell J. Pursiful

Book Review: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

What the book is about:  This nonfic leadership book is all about ownership - the leader owns every part of what happens underneath them. Leaders who practice extreme ownership take responsibility for all failures while attributing success to everyone else. What I liked:  Each chapter was beautifully organized throughout the book. Every chapter began with … Continue reading Book Review: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Productivity: Goal Mindset

I'm a very goal-oriented person and I like having things to work toward. I used to make bad goals, and no surprise, I often failed, until I came across SMART. Have you ever heard of SMART goals? I'm not talking about intelligent goals, ones that are actually achievable. I'm talking about the acronym, SMART. I … Continue reading Productivity: Goal Mindset

What I’m Reading: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

What this book is about:  This book follows a span of time in the life of a boy, Tom Sawyer, as he navigates life. Overall thoughts and opinions:  I'm skipping the 'what I liked' and 'what I didn't like' sections for this week because I just can't even be bothered to critique Mark Twain like … Continue reading What I’m Reading: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

2018 recap, 2019 goals

I had GREAT intentions of writing and posting this AT LEAST two weeks ago, but apparently I'm not actually capable of working full-time outside the home and pursuing writing goals. Yep, you heard me right - working outside the home. This is new. At the beginning of the month, I transitioned from daycare into a … Continue reading 2018 recap, 2019 goals