Do You Treat Creativity Like a Guilty Pleasure?

It’s 2023! We should have MORE time than prior generations to do the things that make us feel fulfilled and joyous, not LESS.  Enter capitalism, here to pay less than a living wage and ruin your day by pressuring you to monetize every minute of your life and every hobby you have.  Human beings are … Continue reading Do You Treat Creativity Like a Guilty Pleasure?

Art Matters. Right Now.

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.

How to not buy ALL the things for self-development (Unless you want to)

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)

We need more queer, neurodiverse, and disabled books

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

Q&A: A writing community for neurodivergent, chronically ill writers

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

Can you really write a book in a year?

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?

5 Tips to Overcome Writer’s Block

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

If I had a nickel for every time I manifested a desk…

I would have two nickels. Which isn't a lot, but it's cool that it happened twice. I've been looking for a desk. Not just any desk, but a small, basic desk or table that I can use for painting, separate from my computer desk. I like designated spaces. Bonus points for a desk with an … Continue reading If I had a nickel for every time I manifested a desk…

Does Prioritizing Yourself Mean De-Prioritizing Others?

Short answer: Yes, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Think about airplane safety, and how they tell you to put on your own oxygen mask before helping others with theirs. Even your kids! You need to put on your mask before you help your kids put on their masks. Does this mean you are … Continue reading Does Prioritizing Yourself Mean De-Prioritizing Others?