First off, Happy New Year! For the past five days I’ve been lounging, sleeping in, and enjoying some relaxed fun with my family. Well deserved, too. After a full week of complete chaos, sick kiddos, sick husband, sick infant, hardly any sleep due to the sickness galore, a manuscript to finish, and a Disneyland trip… Continue reading Disneyland Turns Capable Adults Into The Walking Dead
"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." - Robert Collier Success. Such an interesting word. I don’t know about you, but I personally have a love-hate relationship with that word. What is success anyway? At what point in our life can we consider ourselves successful? I’ve come across a… Continue reading The Failure of Success
I am not embarrassed to admit that this week I seriously considered drowning my phone in the toilet. I nearly did, too. My computer crashed several times also, before it finally gave up the ghost, which made the window overlooking a precipice in the kitchen seem quite conveniently located. After a painstakingly arduous process I… Continue reading Pizza Power and The Massacre of The Machines
So, it’s been roughly a week since my T-minus goal started (finishing my YA novel by December 31st). Granted, I’ve been working on the thing for about three years, so I’ve had quite a head start. But as you already know, I was tempted to drop the project when NaNoWriMo came along, which led me… Continue reading Deadlines, Skeletons, and Other Writing Maladies
Knowing when to back out can be hard. Knowing when to keep going can be even harder. Put both of them together and you got yourself a nearly impossible feat. I found myself stuck in one such predicament yesterday. You see, at the beginning of this year I set a goal to have my first… Continue reading T-minus 57
I went on a walk yesterday morning for the first time in months. It may not sound like the biggest achievement in the world, and in reality it probably wasn’t. It was a very short walk, barely thirty minutes long, but it was quiet and I was by myself. No kids. No stroller. No distractions.… Continue reading Time To Look Back. And Celebrate.