At the end of the day, fear aside, I need to write stories I love. Stories that have me running to a notebook to jot down a conversation characters are having in my head. Stories that make me so excited I can barely wait for my son’s nap time to be able to write more.Read More
Before I became an author, I was a project manager. My brain is built for organization (yes, that’s the kind way of saying I’m totally anal retentive). While it wasn’t my dream job, it gave me the foundation for knowing how to run a successful project.
And New Year’s Resolutions? They’re a project. They are a year long, multi-faceted, and often unwieldy attempt at living a better life.Read More
It’s my birthday this weekend and I’m gonna list if want to. I’m turning twenty-nine, and I know without even being on the other side, my thirties are going to be a killer decade. Before I get there, I thought it would be nice to take stock of the life lessons I racked up while I was young, foolish, and devoid of gray hairs. So here's my list, friends. The ten things my twenties have taught me…Read More
Being an author is competitive. There are lists and ratings and rankings. If you want to put a score on how well your career is going, there are more than enough numbers for you suffocate yourself with.
For some people, numbers are fantastic. Numbers help them set goals and show growth; there’s value in what you can measure.
For others, including me, they’re dangerous. Having access to that kind of data gives oxygen to the little seedling of an idea in my brain that I’m competing with others.Read More