When I was a senior in high school, my AP Literature teacher handed back my essay with her notes. I don’t remember what the essay was about or what grade I got, but what I do remember is what she … Continue reading My Struggle With Overwriting
I posted to my social media last week that my husband and I are finally settling into a routine, that we’re finally starting back with our hobbies and goals and life… but I spoke too soon. In my last post, … Continue reading Finding Your Center
Happy New Year, y’all! I know I’m pretty far behind, as the first whole week of January has already come and gone—and then some—but I’m always late, so why stop now? I hope that your start to the new year … Continue reading Stay Focused
One morning a while back my husband started doing the dishes at 6 AM – bless him. But the water running, dishes clanging, and his steady coughing/sniffling from week-long allergies – it was all giving me a headache. I was … Continue reading Have the Conversation
“….I miss just writing. I miss creating something new, thinking up new and quirky scenarios to put my characters in. New ways to present information. I miss the feeling of fresh words flowing.
Filling up blank pages with words is so exciting for me, and it gives me a sense of purpose. So when I’m not writing, I get into this slump….” Continue reading When I’m Not Writing
My last post on reflection got me thinking about my progress. But also got me thinking about telling others of our progress and how that might come across as bragging. Which (because I tend to spiral – as we know) got … Continue reading Why Not Brag on Ourselves?
With the New Year around the corner, I’m really reflective lately. When I was in grad school, my TA supervisor required us to write a one-page reflection after each class we taught our first year. At the end of each … Continue reading Reflecting Your Way to a Better You
During a job interview earlier this year, I told the interviewer my favorite part about the writing process is revision. I told her that I liked it because it’s during this stage that the story comes alive. This is when … Continue reading Trust Yourself
Robinne Lee (actress, producer, author of The Idea of You) asked me at a book signing last summer if I’m a writer, and I answered without hesitation, “No not really.” She was surprised by my answer because I briefly told … Continue reading Say It Out Loud