Happy? Anniversary & AUDIOBOOK

This past Saturday marked exactly one year, 365 days, since I was sent to work from home temporarily until covid was over. One year later and I might be going back to the office on a part time basis this fall/winter. At least, that’s what I’ve been told. It’s been a wackadoo 12 months, that’sContinue reading “Happy? Anniversary & AUDIOBOOK”

Criticism Can Be Scary

There’s a reason we don’t tell people their babies are ugly, that if they put a bow on their head it might distract from how lumpy and misshapen it is. There are actually many reasons but the one that is most relevant to this post is because that baby’s parents love it (and would probsContinue reading “Criticism Can Be Scary”

Sorry I Went M.I.A. Last Week

A lot was going on in my life last week and I had no mental energy to spare for a blog post. That being said, after a quick respite, I’m back on my A-Game! Updates in the life of Emma: My agent is shopping a children’s book I wrote out to publishing companies and ifContinue reading “Sorry I Went M.I.A. Last Week”

Back to Reality (Ope There Goes Gravity)

Eminem I am very much not, but the line fell in line with my current emotions. I have been back from Florida for a week. Part of me (right before I clocked in on Monday) wished I’d taken the day off for the purposes of easing back into things. Part of me realized that I’dContinue reading “Back to Reality (Ope There Goes Gravity)”

Love Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

I posted the above picture on Facebook Saturday as a joke but then I went back and really looked at it. While I have heard those words many many times before I don’t know if they’ve ever really sunk in before. The fact that I have value as a person and contribute to society isContinue reading “Love Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself”

Four Months and Counting and Vision Board

For those of you who are new, welcome! And as newbies you may not know that, in addition to The Sword & Shield I have completed another, completely separate novel. Seer is a Young Adult standalone fantasy that I wrote in a freakishly short time (less than a year). I know some people can pumpContinue reading “Four Months and Counting and Vision Board”

Merry Christmas and a Happy Saturnalia!

I love gift giving. It is, I would go so far as to say, my primary love language. I take my time methodically selecting presents that will bring that specific person joy, and then receive my reward by enjoying the look of delight on their faces when they realize what kind of meticulous time andContinue reading “Merry Christmas and a Happy Saturnalia!”

Divine Inspiration

In the wee hours of the morning (3AM) on Saturday November 28th I woke up from a dream where Dolly Parton said she believed in me and if that’s not a sign then I don’t know what is. Let me explain, this is the woman who wrote over Three THOUSAND songs! If that isn’t aContinue reading “Divine Inspiration”

Thanks 2020, You Can Stop Now

So this year is a mixed bag for me as far as things to be thankful for. Given the last 11ish months, sometimes it’s hard to remember that a lot of really amazing things have happened to me this year. My debut novel was published, I transitioned to working from home with only one panicContinue reading “Thanks 2020, You Can Stop Now”

Neener Neener

So here’s the thing. Sometimes shit happens. It’s inevitable. Like I said in a recent post, you’ve gotta dust yourself off and move on. But I feel like I didn’t emphasize enough how you only lose in that situation if you don’t find a way to grow from it. The way I grew from beingContinue reading “Neener Neener”