Well, last week I was going to prepare a lovely NaNoWriMo post for everyone, but got a bit sidetracked with a heavy dose of depression that really bogged me down. Everyone who has grown from darkness eventually returns to it, and this will be my life forever. And while that isn’t a very uplifting thought, … More Oh No WriMo
Wednesday already? Where has the week gone? I’ve mostly been holed up in my study or sitting on my couch with an angry face this week, when I’ve not been working in silence. That is because, my dear friends, I hit a snag. That’s right! Every writer’s worst enemy (besides writer’s block, no outlets available, … More Never Underestimate the Creative Value of a Good Meal.
Often, it’s been said “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” If two painters are equally talented, but one of them is friends with a local art salesman and the other is not, one is more likely to succeed than the other. Whether or not we want to believe in the adage, it proves … More Who You Know.
It’s that time of the week, again! Time for the weekly update. I have some big news! Well, relatively big. It’s big for me! For one, I have some really cool bookmarks to advertise Spellbound and I have the perfect place to do that. In a few weeks, the annual Festival of Books is coming to Brookings, which is … More You Like Me, You Really Like Me!
Recently, I’ve started taking yoga classes at the local “Yoga Spot” in town. It’s been a lot of fun, and really helps me think and my body feel revitalized. I’m really enjoying it! This is what I plan to do during the fall to keep me busy and to help me stay in shape. I had originally … More Literature and Yoga
Sorry for the delayed post, everyone. Unfortunately, I was extremely busy but what else is new? I just didn’t have time to sit down and jot down everything that needed to be done – so, to make it up to you, I’m combining the two posts into this one massive super-post. Complete with twice the … More Misadventures in Concerts and Staying Inspired: Open Mic Night
People are always surprised when I tell them that it costs money to publish a book. “What? You mean you don’t just give it to book people and it’s done??” Oh, sweet child. Bless your heart. Every aspect of making a book costs something. The physical writing part takes time and emotional strength, but that … More Money Talks, and Sometimes Money Writes
I try to keep this blog running with help from fresh ideas from others who have better time-management skills than I do, and have better blogs than I could ever hope to. I use the time I have to support them in my own dinky way, putting up some of their ideas on my blog … More Writing Through Pain and Confusion: An Extrapolation
Happy Wednesday, everyone! Time for the weekly blog update. Thus far I’ve kept the schedule and I’m quite proud of myself. Aren’t you proud of me? AREN’T YOU?! Good. My wrath is spared, for now. It’s been a busy few days! Finding inspiration in daily life is essential, especially when you have ongoing creative projects. … More Stay Inspired: Art In The Park and Write What You Know
A few days ago, I posted a blog about my Medical Misadventures and the tumors that have been found in my breast. I told you guys that I had two tumors and in the time that has lapsed from then to now, they found a whole third one! So, that’s three tumors in one breast, all 3 … More Medical Misadventures 2