We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost. -Henry Rollins August sucked. I'm so freaking glad it's September I can barely see straight. I know that technically it's still summertime. It feels like summertime outside...though we did have a glorious "False Fall" a week or two … Continue reading September, Finally
Okay, so, I feel like I've made a statement like this far too many times. I had to go on an impromptu hiatus. I took down my website and blog. It wasn't because I was concentrating on finishing or fixing my book. It wasn't because my dad was in the hospital again. I am not … Continue reading Hiatus Over.
"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." -Sir Edmund Hillary “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you are climbing it.” -Andy Rooney "In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." -John Muir Happy Tuesday, people! Sometimes a single … Continue reading Trails and Trials
"Nobody counts the ads you run; they only remember the impression you make." -Bill Bernbach That's a massive title, yes? Let me explain. Two years ago, I wrote a post entitled Marketing Sucks. Guess what? It still does. I stand by pretty much everything in that post, the exception being...is writing a book a remarkable … Continue reading Indie Author Marketing Still Sucks…Pt 1.
Comparison can turn friends into adversaries. -Frank Sonnenberg Morning, lovelies! Hopefully you're having a lovely day and great start to your week. I'll be honest, my weekend and my Monday were rough. I had a pretty gnarly headache. Not a migraine, thankfully, but this nagging pain going right across the back of my skull and … Continue reading The Comparison Game
“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?” -Ernest Hemingway Hello there, you beautiful person you. Last week I gave a little insight as to what it was like when I quit my job. This week, as I mentioned, I am going to talk a little about what … Continue reading Wake Up. We’ve Got Work To Do.
“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on … Continue reading Oh, crap. I quit my job. Now I’m a full-time author.
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” - Leo Tolstoy Ladies and gents, this one is short and sweet. Since my last blog post, when I shared the story of when everything went all topsy-turvy, I have struggled to think of what to do next. I looked to my … Continue reading Changing Course
I was super proud of myself at the beginning of this year. I had just come off an amazing year of blogging in 2018. I think I only missed a few scheduled posting dates, and I'm pretty sure I had good reason. I mapped out my entire year of blogging for 2019. The entire freaking year. But … Continue reading When It All Went Wrong
Good morning/afternoon/evening! I had considered continuing on with last week's blog post and talking about showing vs. telling, but there are probably 3.7 million blogs and YouTube videos that can carry you through without the superfluous opinion of yours truly. Instead, I thought I'd air some dirty laundry. It's all fair game today. Strap in. … Continue reading Dirty Laundry