Reblog: Weird Ways to Make Money As a Writer


Ran across this in the reader this morning. It’s a little bit funny, but also a little bit inspiring/encouraging. 🙂 Enjoy! 💜

My hands were shaking. I was quitting a job with AmeriCorps earlier than planned, and felt like I was back in my last semester of college (minus Pub …
Weird Ways to Make Money As a Writer

K.I.S.S. Off, Short & Simple


Today I was kind of just bopping around the ‘net and, for whatever reason, K.I.S.S. popped into my head. Familiar? Not familiar? It’s the acronym for “Keep It Short and Simple” (also sometimes called “Keep It Simple, Stupid”) and some of my earliest random memories of it feel like they are coming from way back in elementary school. Specifically, as part of the...

Mosh Pit Mornings


Do you ever wake up in the morning and feel like there are a gazillion ideas dancing around in your head? Not gracefully dancing, but some sort of chaotic energized dance that has them all randomly jumping around, arms flailing, bouncing off the walls of your skull? A mosh pit. In your brain. A lot of my mornings are like that. It can last anywhere from the first few seconds after waking to a...

Battle in my Brain


All of my mornings begin in much the same way. I attempt to ignore the alarm by incorporating it into whatever dream sequence may be ongoing, I raise my arm and open one eye just enough to make out the alarm notice on the face of my watch, I curse the alarm and tap “stop” before drawing my arm back beneath the covers. Then I lie there for a few more moments processing the reality of...

Add to Dictionary: Wordwork


It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Work has picked up, which is a good thing overall; but it’s also making it harder to find time for writing, which is a bad thing. This morning is the first morning in a short while that there isn’t any work available immediately after logging in, so I’m taking the opportunity to get in a little wordwork. Spellcheck does not like the word...

I Should Be Sleeping but I’m Not


I meant to be. Really, I did. But then I thought Eh, how about reading just a little? Big mistake. Huge. I was only planning on a chapter or two. Instead, I finished the book. And it didn’t stop there. After I closed my Kindle and snuggled down to actually go to sleep, my brain suddenly kicked into high gear. I guess I could have shrugged it off and forced myself to sleep. Hooked myself up with...

Story Snippet: Marked for Failure


Tina spun around mid-stride and caught my eyes square with her own. “Really?” Her voice was thick with exasperated disbelief.  This wasn’t the first time I’d disappointed her and it likely wouldn’t be the last. No matter how hard I tried, how much I wanted to do better, to be better, it always seemed to end up the same way. Every single time frightened me to the core. Would this be the final...

Bloganuary 2023 Catch Up: Days 5 & 6


Day Five: What brings you joy in life? This probably sounds trite, but it is definitely my kids that bring me the most joy in life. I knew from a very early age that I wanted children, so much so that I was already testing out and choosing names in my pre-teen diaries (does anyone still use the word diary or is journal now the wholly accepted term?! I don’t know, but I digress). I’ve...

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