Sometimes, in the middle of a wonderful day, or a beautiful swell of joy and happiness... I start to feel bad. Guilty. Like I'm doing something wrong. Other people in the world are living through terrible things. My own safety isn't guaranteed. But overall, I'm honestly quite happy. And then the guilt sets in. I … Continue reading Art Matters. Right Now.
It's the most wonderful time of the year! The time of inbox overflow and unsubscribing from a ton of mailing lists you signed up for to get a coupon on one order, then forgot about. The time of end of the year upgrades and deals on business services like Canva, Calendly, Zoom, and more. The … Continue reading How to not buy ALL the things for self-development (Unless you want to)
I am an extremely amateur astrologist, and I absolutely love using the moon's phases to check in with my intentions and goals each month and throughout the year. The moon works two ways: In month-long cycles (new to full and back to new), and in roughly six month cycles (a new moon under one sign … Continue reading New moon in Sagittarius: 3 values
This is your cordial invitation to join me for twelve months of coaching to write your book in 2023. Why YOUR book? Because it matters. It matters to me. It matters to hundreds, thousands, or even millions of people who want to read it. It matters to YOU, too. If we want to see more … Continue reading We need more queer, neurodiverse, and disabled books
I'm the anti-hustle, burnout recovery coach. So when I'm doing a lot of work, sometimes I start thinking that I'm doing it wrong. That I should never be busy, because that goes against what I teach. And then I had a human design reading. It blew my mind! First of all, I thought Human Design … Continue reading Busy is Not the Same as Hustle
The doors to the Working Title Writing Incubator are open, for a limited time! Doors will close this Saturday night so that our cohort of writers can begin their work together the first week of December. So if you’ve been thinking about it and can’t decide, it’s my hope that this Q&A will help you … Continue reading Q&A: A writing community for neurodivergent, chronically ill writers
If you have to ask, you probably haven’t seen the replay of Finish Your First Draft, yesterday's free training! If any of these red flags sound like your usual writing routine… Go watch that replay. 🚩 Comparing your first draft to someone else’s finished product and holding yourself to that impossible standard 🚩 Worrying about … Continue reading Can you really write a book in a year?
Do you spend time with your writing ideas, poking them here and there, and then putting them back on the shelf? (Or rather, in the cloud)? Do you write a few blogs, posts, poems, or lines and feel like none of it makes you a real writer? Do you participate in #WritersLifts on Twitter, listen … Continue reading What makes a writer a writer?
File this one under advice I give but hate having to take. I set out this month on a thirty day challenge of my own making: Paint every day. The paints I'm using are a set of Basics acrylics that I received for Christmas in 2011. I have been operating under the belief that they … Continue reading Use your nice art supplies
The curse of the blank page and the blinking cursor: every writer's worst nightmare! (Actually my worst nightmare is all my teeth fall out and the brakes go out in my car as I'm driving down a hill). Let's talk about writer's block and how to work through it. tip 1: Identify the Root Cause … Continue reading 5 Tips to Overcome Writer’s Block