I have been wanting to pick our Maven Monday series back up for months, but I’ve been stalled. Thanks to flares, business shifts, and life with toddlers. Today, though, we’re back. And, I’ve had the pleasure of exchanging emails and messages with an Author Mentor Match Mentee named Lindsay Puckett. Those who have been around … Continue reading Maven Monday: Interview with Author Lindsay Puckett
Right now, there is a lot of hubub out there that you are able to "just make millions" on writing books & producing audiobooks. You know what? They are right. It's possible - but I'm going to give you the disappointing news: its.not.easy. it.takes.work. These ads would have you believe you can be making thousands … Continue reading So You Want to be a Writer?
As we have only 2-ish weeks left in the craziest year of our lives - thanks 2020 - some of us are trying to figure out how to continue to be productive and creative. Let's be honest, we're all tired. But, the world keeps on going. So, when we have a creative passion project - … Continue reading Staying Simply Creative in Holiday Chaos
Yesterday, I posted a *BONUS* nail with me video that I recorded last week, and it's all about preptober. If you want to see me do my nails with some awesome Color Street nails and talk all about what I'm doing for preptober, please do (check it out)! In that vein, I want to give … Continue reading 3 Preptober Tips and My NaNoWriMo Plans
Since it's December 4, obviously NaNo is now over. And...I lost. By that, I simply mean that I didn't write 50,000 words. I got close, closer than I ever have in the past. But, didn't hit that final word count. However, I really see this year's NaNo as a success, and I wanted to share … Continue reading NaNoWriMo – It’s over, I lost (but it was a success) – & What I’ve Learned
Usually, I try to do the whole blog every day October challenge. But last year, and the year before, I fell short. Way short. I start with the best of intentions, and then, well, you know... This year, I made no such commitment. This October, I hit my second trimester, our family was adjusting to … Continue reading NanoWrimo!
So, I'm learning. Learning to choose joy in the hurt, choose love in the anxiety, and choose gratitude even in the hard times. Because, life looks better when we choose these instead.
I once wrote about Goodbye being hello in disguise... And, that's what I'm here to share today. A goodbye that is really a hello in disguise. First the AMAZING news: I'm going to be a mom! That's right! In a little over 6 months, my husband & I will be greeting our little bundle. not sure … Continue reading A Beginning and an End
Today, I'm talking extra...extra cash...flexible cash...be among the people or work while the kiddos sleep cash... This morning, I had a chance to really stay in bed until this afternoon. I thought to myself, "I really need to just do some stuff with my life this morning." But, honestly, I really wanted to stay in … Continue reading Sometimes, You Need a Little Extra
There's almost nothing better than a brand new journal - fresh pages ready to be filled with feelings, stories, adventures. And, I got this beauty all ready for the 2016 year - complete with my set of Challenges. Not resolutions - because who sticks with resolutions anyway? 2015 has been quite a wild ride, but I am … Continue reading Chapter 27: 2016