I recently had the opportunity to do some custom web graphics for Adair Handcrafted Lures.
Creating a self-portrait can be almost therapeutic when you have body image issues.
A little over a year ago, my dear friend became a grandma for the first time when a lovely boy happened to be born on my birthday. Getting a picture of him that day was the best of gifts. A year later, I decided to stretch my illustration muscles by doing a vector art portrait… Continue reading Bathtub Bebe
Hello again, folks! This is Part II of a little series on SMART Goals. If you missed the last post, you can find it here. This time, I'm going to break down the five components of a SMART Goal applied to writing. So, let's get to it. Specific Solid writing goals that move you forward… Continue reading SMART Goals for Writing (Part II)
Hey, folks. I don't know about you, but without a lot of effort, I totally fail at work/life balance. I'm that person who can very easily get so wrapped up in staying on top of work and school that I utterly neglect other things I value, like writing, my health, and you know… human beings… Continue reading Getting S.M.A.R.T. with Goals for Writing, Health, and Life (Part I)
Why, hello, blog-I've-ignored-for-months-while-life-blew-up! You know, I can't even blame the pandemic on the first couple months of lapsed blogging. My best excuse is that I was applying for, receiving, and starting my final internship for the MSW program. I mean, hey, that's a pretty positive reason for not blogging. Life's short, as many of us… Continue reading A Normal Response
So, we're one week into NaNoWriMo 2019, and color me surprised. I'm actually only a little over 500 words behind from being on track for a Nov. 30th finish. I plan to spend most of tomorrow and the weekend on getting ahead before work and school smack me in the face again next week. The… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: One Week In
After very little thought and utterly on impulse, I decided on Friday I would participate in NaNoWriMo this year. I haven't done this in years, but hey, it's good motivation to make some more progress on my novel. Although, considering all the things going on in my life right now (work, grad school, other such… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: And We’re Off!
Ah, the eternal debate in writing: plotting vs pantsing. To plot out the story and perhaps create a formal outline before writing? Or to simply write by the seat of one's pants and let the story take shape organically as one goes? Some writers adhere to one or the other with fierce dedication, holding that… Continue reading Writing Craft: Plotting vs Pantsing
"Hold your children tight and give thanks for the years you have had with them," the somber male voice spoke over the radio. "For without the Growers, we would have none...