I have been incredibly selfish lately, and it’s only going to get worse until the show’s over. I haven’t made the time to spend with family that I really ought to and I avoid committing to plans so I won’t feel too guilty when I flake at the last minute. The Flighty Artist is about […]
I Can’t, I Can
“I can’t” were words I used to say a lot. Don’t know where I picked up those always-erroneous ideas. I was that gullible child who believed my parents when they said I could do anything I wanted, and fortunate enough that life has never really proved that wrong. I just auditioned for the role of […]
There is something amazing about a rejection letter that accuses a story of being both well-written and an enjoyable read. Rejections are great. Really! For me. At this point and time in my writing career. This is in large part due to the fact that I can count the number of rejection letters on one […]
Given the crazy weather lately, it figures that the end of the world should arrive on a day this sunny and (relatively) warm. Seriously, how many times has the world ended over the last few years? Is anyone else finding this a little repetitive? On that note, I would like to announce (for those of […]
Happy New Year!
It is no longer New Year’s Day in many parts of the world, but I wanted to post a quick check-in. Christmas was . . . insane. In a good way, but insane. New Year’s has been in contrast amazingly low-key and productive. This day last year, I had some goals of habits I wanted […]
A Little About Stress
Let’s talk about stress. That sneaky little demon that can give you a hundred warning signs, and you don’t see a single one until you notice that the world has become all doom and gloom. Wait — that’s depression. But the first tends to cause the second. The bad kind of stress, anyway. Yes, there […]
Happy Announcing Day!
. . . It’s still the first of the month, right? Happy All Hallows, happy first day of November, happy first day of NaNo, happy fifth anniversary to me and my husband, and . . . Happy Kickstarter launch day! Don’t know what I’m talking about? That’s ok, because it’s been a Super Secret project […]
The awesome part about participating in a group blog on writing: I have begun to feel less like an impostor. From the age of eight, I knew I was going to be a writer. I wrote as much as possible, made as many mistakes as possible. I read widely and voraciously. And I read anything I […]
So today, I want to talk about insecurities. We all have them. Some are probably so ingrained, we don’t even know that we have them. Last weekend was amazing, by the way. For many reasons, but chiefly… I learned how to sew. Ok, so my grandmother taught me the basics of how to sew when […]
Write-A-Thon: Update #1
Check out my shiny new writer page for the Clarion West write-a-thon! And you should sponsor me. Because I am just that awesome. I’m starting to freak out. I’ve officially made a commitment to write for two hours every day. It doesn’t seem like much, but I don’t always have two hours during which I […]