A Third Quarter Writing Update

I cannot believe how fast this month has gone! It’s September 30, which means I’m doing a quarterly audit today. It’s the most important audit of the year, in my opinion, because it’s the home stretch. It’s also incredibly frustrating, because I’m trying to squeeze writing time among all the craziness. But the year’s beenContinue reading “A Third Quarter Writing Update”

Three Reasons to Love your Rejection Letters

Originally posted on Paper Beats World:
We’ve talked all the live long month about submissions. A few times we’ve touched in rejection letters as an unavoidable eventuality. I stand by this, they are unavoidable. I promise, if you’re hoping for universal love, you will be sadly disappointed, my friends. I’ve never hated rejection letters, though.…

Banned Books Week, 2016

Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association. Source info for this post comes from the same. It’s Banned Books Week! Are you excited? I love Banned Books week because it gets us all talking about censorship. For those of you who don’t live in the US we’re pretty particular about freedom of speech. We argueContinue reading “Banned Books Week, 2016”

My 17 Before 2017 List

I’ll be the first to admit that I have a problem with bloggers. I’m kind of obsessed with some of them. My two favorites, Marketing Creativity and Boho Berry are especially fun because they read each other’s blogs, so are often talking about the same topic. Last year around this time, Marketing Creativity did aContinue reading “My 17 Before 2017 List”

Writing 101, Day 15

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Today’s Prompt: Think about an event you’ve attended and loved. Your hometown’s annual fair. That life-changing music festival. A conference that shifted your worldview. Imagine you’re told it will be cancelled forever or taken over by an evil corporate force. So, this is ironic, because there’s a chance that’s actually…

Saving Money During The Holidays

I’m back! Did you miss me? Did anything exciting happen during the week I was gone? Before my vacation week, I was already in full blown holiday planning mode. Not surprisingly, I still am. It’s already September 12th, and I’m not really sure how that freaking happened. Now, if you’re trying to be a fullContinue reading “Saving Money During The Holidays”

Keep Writing During The Holidays

It’s finally September! I love this time of the year more than any other time. There’s all sorts of good things to look forward to, all the good horror movies are on tv, the holidays are just a breath away. But it’s also the craziest time of the year at my house. Here’s a listContinue reading “Keep Writing During The Holidays”