Positive Mindsets

It’s something I’ve written about before, but I was reminded of this recently. As someone who’s struggled a lot through their life on various levels, I’ve often felt like my life was doomed to stay on negative paths. When your brain is so used to things going wrong, it just assumes everything will, and so […]

The Journey – Fear Post 2

Yesterday, I talked about getting to the root of fear. Today, I’ll talk more about that journey. For me, the real fear wasn’t writing, it was living a life I wanted to live. I did intense introspection about my life, taking it apart and examining each piece. This was something I did daily, more than […]

Fear – Post 1

Today, I’m starting my series of posts on how I overcame my fear of writing (and a great many other things). FEAR. Hearing that word, even reading that word…it can send a chill down your spine. It can send goosebumps skittering across your skin. FEAR. It has the power to destroy you. But ONLY if […]

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 […]

Don’t Look Back

Time for another Winspiration Wednesday… I tend to do this. I’ll look back over things I did wrong or mistakes I made (in life and in writing). One of my personal goals this year was to keep looking forward, and I’m reminding myself about that today. I can’t change yesterday, but I can do my […]

Have a Good Day

Yesterday was a rough one… Super long day at the day job, followed by computer issues when I got home meant I got nothing done last night. I was basically up a lot of the night fixing the computer issues before I caught some sleep. But they seem to be fixed (yay!) and it’s going […]

It’s Okay Not To Be Okay

Saturday was a rough one… I did not feel well at all. I think the stress of the day job and life over the last week just forced me to slow down on Saturday. When it comes to my health, I’ve learned to listen to my body. If it’s feeling exhausted, I take a nap […]

Weekend Progress – Week 4

So how did I do this weekend? Short answer: Not so great. Family drama sidelined me, so I’m reminding myself that progress not perfection is important. The weekend wasn’t a total wash, however. I did manage to write 5000 words in Seaside Valleria 3, mostly through dictation (I wrote more about that in a recent […]

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 […]