"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.
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
I am my own muse; I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better. -Frida Kahlo Earlier today I tweeted a little about my Sunday: So yesterday was kinda crazy. We redecorated our bedroom and since it’s more spring-like than wintery in SC, we did our spring cleaning. But I … Continue reading Helpful Nonfiction for Writers
Good morning and welcome to February! When I was trolling through Canva looking for an image for my review post title card, this one struck me as a far more accurate picture of what working towards goals feels like for me. It's uphill, but with a lot of little plateaus. I climb, I think I've … Continue reading January Goals Review
Hi, I'm Aila. And I have a problem. Today's scheduled blog post was supposed to be about my other hobby: Weaving. You know, those big pretty things people sometimes hang on their wall? Yeah, I enjoy making them. But I'm home sick today (yesterday for you) and I don't feel like setting up the photography … Continue reading Operation: Digital Declutter
Howdy, folks. I'm a little under the weather, and was so glad to see I'd scheduled today for revisiting an old post. Normally I might engage in some light banter here before we dive right in, but, I'm far more interested in getting back to some hot tea, so let's pretend I've been witty and … Continue reading Posts Revisited: The Success Mindset for Introverts
Happy Monday, folks! Continuing on from last week's post, today I'm sharing a few more tips for Canva! Quick Tips 1.| Want to add a text box to your design? Sure, you could go the long route...or simply press the letter T! (Not while inside a current text box of course, silly.) And bingobango you've … Continue reading Canva Tips, part two