It's 2018. I'm doing NaNoWriMo again. Lord help us all. For those who haven't been following my blog since November 2014 (so basically if you're not my mom or my sister), this is the second time I'm attempting NaNoWriMo which stands for National Novel Writing Month. The good news is, I finished the challenge in … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018
The trick to writing your first book? It's a really crazy secret that's not crazy at all. You just start writing. And you start with whatever you have, wherever you are. Or use my ten other book writing tips to get you started.
Simplification. That's what just happened. I just stripped this website down to the bare bones. Who knows what that did for my "SEO juice." But MAN, did it. Feel. GOOD. I actually felt my heart racing as I archived page after page of old, stale, tales of my past. I mean, I skimmed over … Continue reading Making room for more important things
This post previously appeared on Happy by Design. ...But it's not. Why? Because, maybe I can't do that. I don't know. But I'm sitting here, staring at a blank screen, trying to figure out how to make a post about celebrating your successes because that's what I should be doing. I just won … Continue reading This should be the “celebrate your successes” post…
This post previously appeared on Happy by Design. I think it's time to lay some things to rest. Mainly, when you take the time to work on your goals or your dreams, there are things that are going to suck along the way. Was that too honest? Bear with me. As you may … Continue reading The sucky things that happen when you chase your dreams
This post previously appeared on Happy by Design. I don't mean to toot my own horn, but I like to toot my own horn. Toot toot! Okay, not all the time. Just some of the time. And now with today's #blogtober14 prompt, I can toot my horn guilt-free. Because today, I get to tell you … Continue reading Trust me, I’m an expert
This post previously appeared on Happy by Design. Writing on Happy by Design? Delightful! Writing content for my employer? Easy peezy. Writing a book? Terrifying. So I’m going to keep this post short and sweet because it truly scares me to death to say this out loud (but I fully realize it's a very important … Continue reading Write Your Damn Book, Already