But in juggling all the things, I’ve learned a few tips I thought I’d pass along. If you feel like you’re bombing your resolutions, it’s okay. Let’s reset. Let’s take another month to figure it out, and I won’t tell anybody. Here’s my step by step process to prioritizing. I did it back when I got serious about my writing, and routinely I’ve re-evaluated and adjusted from there. It might help you.
"We are all detectives with every good story." That's what my friend Amber said when reading I Know You Like a Murder. It's true. Books invite the reader to figure out what's happening between the lines. And a good story keeps the reader guessing. In "I Know You Like a Murder", you as the reader are the… Continue reading Life is a mystery. You’re the detective.
Let me tell you a story. Credit: It's a short story within "The Nobodies Album." That book itself is a novel, with a small collection of short stories throughout that build on the theme of the actual novel. And I'm going to completely go all spoiler on one of the short stories, but there is… Continue reading For the ones who cry too much, even if that’s only me
Plan A was to write this blogpost about Plan B. Then my boyfriend said, "Not like going to the pharmacy for Plan B?" and then Plan B was to preface this blogpost with this paragraph. No, it has nothing to do with pharmacy plan B! Okay, now that we've got that cleared up..... Plan A was… Continue reading The blehhhhhhh of plan B
I'm not sure when it happened. There's no moment I can pinpoint, no catalyst to blame. Or maybe there's too many. Did it happen when I lost my dream? When I lost my community? When I lost my future? The symptoms, the evidence piles up against me. I'm out of control. To be blunt, I've… Continue reading Today I’m Not Strong
My goal of writing 1000 words this weekend flopped. Due to a minor personal crisis. Sure, I could write through crises, I mean that's what we're supposed to do. But I was a slacker. Lucky for me, I was venting my problems to my friend and unofficial business manager, Yasmeen. Out of the blue she… Continue reading My Characters Respond to Your Problems