Changing my life has been a big theme in 2016. Well...I feel like it was a theme in 2015 too, but a somewhat failed one. Or at least, it’s just taken me a lot longer to change the general circumstances of my life than I anticipated. Do you ever get frustrated feeling like the rest... Continue Reading →
30 Days of Yoga Camp with Adriene!
How often have you committed to “30 Days” of some new idea, workout, or diet, and only managed maybe the first 5 to 10? I think we’ve all done that. People tout their systems as life changing and only a small commitment because 30 days doesn’t seem that long, right? That couldn’t be that hard!... Continue Reading →
New Year, New Logo!
I’m going to start this blog pretty honestly. I sat staring at an empty Word document for about 30 minutes with a growing sense of unease as I tried to figure out what to write for this week. Rarely do I have NOTHING come to mind. Well, I suppose a few things did float up,... Continue Reading →
A Month of Vlogging Every Day (#SSSVEDA 2015)
Have you ever tried doing something every day for a month? Were you successful? If you’re anything like me, you probably have started out with a bang and then after 5 to 10 days, your motivation peters out and you find yourself making excuses for “skipping a day” or “making it up tomorrow.” So... Continue Reading →
Do The Thing That Scares You!
“Do the thing that scares you.” And I don’t mean, “Oh I’m terrified of spiders so I should just go jump in a spider pit.” That’s different. That’s torture. Or sadomasochism. Or just BAD. What I mean is that many times we hide from the things in our life that require courage. Or perhaps... Continue Reading →
How To Know You’ve Set Too Many Goals
So it’s a new year! And just like in 2014, I’ve continued my Novel Writing Journey. My goal for 2015 is a little different than last year’s because I’m not limiting myself to one chapter per month but rather setting out to finish the first (very rough) draft of the novel. I’m afraid of this... Continue Reading →
An Honest Account of Goals Reached in 2014
It's 2015 all ready! Wow! I could spend an entire blog post whining about how quickly time seems to pass and how I never get to complete all my goals because the year is gone before you know it, but I'll spare you the droning. I could also count all my blessing from 2014... Continue Reading →
DON’T STOP NOW! (Novel Writing: Month 6, Chapter 6)
Well June flew by pretty quickly! I’m realizing that I have the most typed portion of this book ever at this point, and how do I react to it? I want to go back and rewrite it all again! I know I’m supposed to be making a dedicated effort to just WRITE, but it’s... Continue Reading →
This is relevant in both life and writing. Happy Tuesday!
Justifying Word Vomit (Novel Writing: Month 5, Chapter 5)
Another month of novel writing: COMPLETE! However, it certainly didn’t come without its challenges. The farther I get into this story, the more I realize how complex it is. I initially started a journal/sketchbook to keep all the little details of the story organized. For the first two or three chapters I did pretty... Continue Reading →