Progress vs Procrastination

Today I argue that procrastination can be necessary for progress. Last week was tough. I’ve learned when I have those sorts of weeks that I need to take time for self-care. But… What about the book? What about the publishing date I have in mind? What about this? What about that? I need to work, […]

You Are Not Alone

This is the most personal post I’ve written. I am putting a trigger warning on this post, so please consider that before reading.* I debated posting this. I always want to create a positive experience for my readers (whether that’s readers of the blog or my books), and this is a very heavy subject. But, […]

Hate vs. Love

It’s turning out to be one of those weeks… There are forces in my life that tell me I’m constantly not good enough. That I need to change parts of me to fit whatever idealized version they have for my life. Sometimes it’s a physical change, sometimes it’s something else about my life they hate […]

It’s Okay to Relax

Relaxing? What’s that? My weekend was day job filled. I actually went to a conference where thousands of people were, which resulted in me getting sick. Instead of pushing through and still trying to work (whether on the day job or the author stuff), I decided to take a day and rest. I so rarely […]

What Do I Do Next?

I’ve mentioned the editing process, but what do I do after I finish a book? Usually when I’m finishing up a book, I tend to ignore quite a lot around me or put off doing things until I’m finished. That focus helps motivate me to finish faster, because some of those things might be time-sensitive. […]

Weekend Plans Diverted

Some folks seemed to really like my post from last week detailing my weekend author plans, so I’ve decided to do it again! But this weekend’s a little different… Going into this weekend, I had several author-y things I wanted to accomplish: Finish editing Seaside Valleria #1. Finish up the marketing pieces for Seaside Valleria […]

The Struggle Is Real

Whew. This week is finally coming to an end and I cannot wait. Let me tell you why I was struggling this week, and how I forced myself to refocus my energy. Day job is crazy right now. Lots of projects due in the same couple weeks, emotions are high, and stress is stretching everyone’s […]