Reflections on the day after my birthday

As an introvert, deep thinker, and Enneagram Type 5, I've spent much of my time this week reflecting. It wasn't a BIG birthday, you know, multiples of fives or even tens, but it was the first birthday after the closing of a difficult chapter in my life. For the past two years or so, things … Continue reading Reflections on the day after my birthday

It’s APRIL! All about reading

I know, April happened like, two weeks ago or whatever, but seriously. Time is a'flyin! Despite my already-massive TBR shelf, I stopped at the library and had my favorite fantasy-reading librarian come up with a stack of books that have NON HUMAN characters. As usual, she did not disappoint. I've got something like 12 new … Continue reading It’s APRIL! All about reading

Thank yous, Patreon, and blog updating

Hey all. The first thing I want to say is Thank You. Thank you for coming. Thank you for being here. Thank you for reading. When I started doing this for realz two years ago, I had no idea what two years down the line would look like. I didn't know if I'd be published, … Continue reading Thank yous, Patreon, and blog updating

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

Catching up and looking forward

Hey friends! I feel like things have been really sporadic around here, which is never my goal, but that's just how life goes sometimes. I've been rather busy for a while now because... da-da-DA!!... I joined a critique group! There are five of us in the group with novels in various stages of completion and … Continue reading Catching up and looking forward

If you’re not enough without it, you won’t be enough with it

I've been reading Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott (a review will be coming for that!) and today, I read the most profound sentence of the ENTIRE book, I think. Or at least the only one I can remember right now. "If you're not enough without the gold medal, you won't be enough with it." … Continue reading If you’re not enough without it, you won’t be enough with it

Reflections on a contest

In mid-April, I entered a writing contest where I needed to gain votes to be in the top 10 to be judged. I submitted my piece right away and I worked and slogged and begged and pleaded and cajoled my way to 67 votes over the course of a month. Up until the last day, … Continue reading Reflections on a contest

No thanks, therapy. Not this time.

I thought about writing a really click-bait-y title (like Why I decided to skip therapy), but it felt so false and like I was trying too hard. So, picked a different one. Maybe I should have gone click-bait? Anyway, doesn't really matter. Let's get down to the real stuff. Two weeks ago, I briefly shared … Continue reading No thanks, therapy. Not this time.

Now It’s Personal

Note from me: This was SUPPOSED to post yesterday, but apparently I don't know how to read numbers and I got the date wrong. So, instead, you're getting a special Thursday post instead of your regularly expected Wednesday post.  If you've been around here for any length of time, you know that I've kept things … Continue reading Now It’s Personal