Tag: creativity

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6 Ways I’m Keeping My Head Screwed On in August

Happy First Monday of August, friends! When I settled in my writing nook to compose this post, I had Anne Shirley’s quote, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers” running through my head…except I mentally replaced “Octobers” with “Augusts.” Not that August is my favorite month. It’s actually my least favorite, haha. But I’m trying–I’m really trying, y’all–to keep my upper … Read More 6 Ways I’m Keeping My Head Screwed On in August

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Book Review: “The Enlightenment of Bees”

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links, meaning I receive a small commission if you make any purchase through links marked clearly with an asterisk, at no cost to you. Please read my full disclosure for more info. In my ongoing battle with insomnia, I’ve been reading for at least 20 minutes before bed. Most nights it helps: I know I’m ready to go to … Read More Book Review: “The Enlightenment of Bees”

Week #1 As A 28-Year-Old Lady

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links, meaning I receive a small commission if you make any purchase through links marked clearly with an asterisk, at no cost to you. Please read my full disclosure for more info. Well, dudes and dudettes…I am officially a 28-year-old lady 😉 My birthday rolled around last Tuesday, and since my dad’s birthday also falls the day before mine, … Read More Week #1 As A 28-Year-Old Lady

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The “Never Have I Ever” Writing Tag

Katie, author of the fantastically-named blog I Am Charles Baker Harris (And I Can Read), sent me this fun writing tag a few weeks ago! Tags are always a good idea (especially when you’ve been super-busy with fanfic-, article-, and novel-writing), and this one offers a peek into my life (and history) as a writer! So without further ado… Never have I ever . … Read More The “Never Have I Ever” Writing Tag

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Movie Review: “Mr. Holland’s Opus”

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links, meaning that I receive a small commission if you make any purchase through my links marked clearly with an asterisk, at no cost to you. Please read my full disclosure for more info. Being an artist of any stripe is a rewarding and glorious calling. And the good news is that we’re all artists; we’re all creatives! The mother who works … Read More Movie Review: “Mr. Holland’s Opus”

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The Art of Writing Conference {with notes!}

“Every writer should make an effort to attend writers’ conferences,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. Boy howdy, were they right!  Caroline (of Cosmos and a Cuppa) and I set out with her husband Daniel and their 15-month-old on Tuesday morning, bound for the Art of Writing Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Before I go any further with this story, allow me to say … Read More The Art of Writing Conference {with notes!}

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Poll: What Should I Name My Novel?

As y’all know, I’m working hard on the book proposal for my novel–and as of today, I’m near the 50% mark! It’s been a great experience and I’ve learned so much! But today I’m asking my readers to help me make an important decision: what will the final title of this book be?

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Two Tags For a Scatterbrained Weekend

I’ve been so mentally busy these past two weeks with studying the publishing process for Lionhearted, I reached this weekend with very little to blog about! Thankfully both Amelie of the Swordmaiden of the King and Emily of The Altogether Unexpected each sent me a tag about a month ago, so I’m gonna do them both in one fell swoop! 

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“For Courage”

I have a folder in the lefthand drawer of my writing desk, and its contents have grown exponentially over the past few months. Every time I find a new quote, poem or article that inspires and encourages me, it goes in the folder. Some of these bits and pieces are selections I’ve had for years; others are brand-new. I thought I’d share a few … Read More “For Courage”

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A Lesson in Perseverance and Delayed Gratification

I really, really, really wanted chips in my soup. I had been looking forward to that meal all day long: Chicken Fajita Soup–an “E” meal on the Trim Healthy Mama plan–and the one excuse I’d have all week to eat tortilla chips without guilt! I was so ready, especially after a long, tiring day in town. And then my mom put a can of … Read More A Lesson in Perseverance and Delayed Gratification

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Reflections on a Month-Long Social Media Hiatus

July 20th isn’t just the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing (although that is a very momentous occasion!). For me, it also marks the end of a self-imposed, month-long break from social media. Now, I say this with a caveat: I did get on Twitter a week or so ago when Tropical Storm/Hurricane Barry advanced on my state. Why? Because I needed some very helpful … Read More Reflections on a Month-Long Social Media Hiatus

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The Five Things Tag

I’ve been keeping this tag for one of those weeks where I’m too busy to blog, soooooooo…after a week of Camp NaNoWriMo, shopping, visits from friends, and a nasty cold, here ya go 😉 Five things you’ll find in my bag: ONE: A notebook (a writer must never be without her notebook, which is precisely why I only buy purses that are big enough … Read More The Five Things Tag