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.
Self-Care Sunday: Five-Minute Miracles
Good afternoon, friends! I was posed a question at work the other day: Why do I write (even occasionally) about self-care? After all, I am an author. Shouldn't my blog be all about writing tips and information about self-publishing etc. etc. My response: A lot of authors, especially self-publishing authors, neglect themselves in some fashion. We work … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Five-Minute Miracles
Happy New Year, my loves! I hope you had the most wonderful holiday season that has ever holidayed. Let's address my title image for a moment: 2018 sucked. It did for me, anyway, and I know it wasn't the best for several of my nearest and dearest. But, in an endeavor not to dwell on … Continue reading Twenty Nineteen
Self-Care Sunday: Makin’ Chili
Good morning! I have excellent news! Fall is here! If you live in one of the northern states, you're probably unimpressed by this. Perhaps you're even into wintry weather already. But, here in the south, summer has a tendency to hang on with the strength of a dung beetle. Seriously, the comparison works. Trust. We woke … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Makin’ Chili
[So, I know this post was supposed to be yesterday, but you'll have to forgive me as we had Hurricane Michael's remnants coming through. Between power glitches, cool weather for me to watch, tragic photos I couldn't stop staring at, and checking in on family and friends, making sure this was posted just wasn't … Continue reading NaNoWriNope
Speak No Evil
Getting back to last week's topic, let's talk about speaking no evil. [Edited to add: After I finished typing up this post, I couldn't believe that all I said really needed to be said, after all I write for adults. I then skimmed through a few things online and realized that it does still need to be … Continue reading Speak No Evil
Aila Loves The Snow, and other stuff!
When it snows in the South, it's a big deal, y'all. My Northern friends get a good laugh at us because it's such a big to do around here. We buy up all the milk and bread, gas up our cars, and start calling our friends to see who is the most well-stocked with provisions. … Continue reading Aila Loves The Snow, and other stuff!
The Success Mindset For Introverts
"That's the thing about introverts; we wear our chaos on the inside where no one can see it." -Michaela Chung We're two weeks into the new year! How are you doing on your goals so far? I'm going to be honest with you, I've been writing every day—just not always on the right project. But, … Continue reading The Success Mindset For Introverts
Say Hello To My WIP: Alabama Rain
"Besides, don't God'ner the devil want me. I reckon I'm fine right where I am." - Corrie Bryant, Alabama Rain Is it lame to say Happy New Year to you again? I don't think so. Is it? I'm thinking it's perfectly all right to pass on this wish throughout the first week. After … Continue reading Say Hello To My WIP: Alabama Rain