2020 vs. the anniversary. We wanted to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. 2020 tried to stop us. All in all, I'm going to call it a tie.
Author: Aila Stephens
Coffee, Write, Repeat
Life in the midst of a pandemic can be a tad monotonous. But as long as we have our health, coffee, and words to write, we'll be okay. Right?
Well, it’s been a year.
Almost, anyway. Hi there, loves. Remember me? In November I wrote a post explaining that I didn't know what you could expect from me because I didn't know what I could expect from myself. Once I wrote that particular post, I put all of this away. I very rarely check anything except my DMs on … Continue reading Well, it’s been a year.
You deserve the truth
I've been avoiding this for a while. Part of me thought if I didn't acknowledge this, it would just vanish. Another part of me thought I could force myself. Another part of me figured no one cared. But some of you do care. I mentioned previously that I had gone through something a few months … Continue reading You deserve the truth
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.
Trails and Trials
"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
Indie Author Marketing Still Sucks…Pt 1.
"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.
The Comparison Game
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
Wake Up. We’ve Got Work To Do.
“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.