How Comparison and Envy Forced Me To Be Better

How Comparison and Envy Forced Me To Be Better

It was March of 2014, and I was in the middle of the first round of revisions on the novel I’d written five years earlier. After a long day buried in my own words, I found retreat on the couch, my nose tucked in a book. I read furiously, lost in the world...
Sometimes It Looks Different Than You Expected

Sometimes It Looks Different Than You Expected

At the start of this year, I made a very specific but overly unlikely goal. I want to buy a new car, I said. And I want to pay for it with writing.   At the time of that statement, I was blogging regularly but otherwise not actively writing. And to be honest, my...
What I Know About Writing

What I Know About Writing

Something you might not know is that I actually went to college for writing. My aunt gave me a journal for my tenth birthday. It was yellow with little blue flowers on it. I don’t know what prompted her to pick that gift for me, but she’s always had an odd...
So now what?  The Book: Part 3!

So now what? The Book: Part 3!

 Catch up here & here. I didn’t know where to start.  I’m a little embarrassed to admit that to you since, you know, I graduated with a degree in Creative Writing.  But here’s the thing.  I don’t think there’s any right way to start...
The Breaking Point: Book Part 2

The Breaking Point: Book Part 2

It was fall of 2009.  I was miserable working for a temp agency inputting data for an international distributor of electric components in a DOS system.  Yeah, it was as exciting as it sounds.  That was job number 6 after only graduating a year and a half before. To...
Book Part 1: How It All Started…

Book Part 1: How It All Started…

 I’ve decided to make the book thing into sort of a series.  To sit here and just tell you how I did it is only half the story.  It’s not as simple as just following things step by step.  At least it wasn’t for me.  So sit back, get comfortable....