Food For the Soul

Last Thursday I went to my first Post-Covid concert. Lindsey Stirling, a ballerina/violinist is one of my favorite musicians and as soon as I saw that she was coming to Michigan I knew I had to be there to see her live! I also knew it would be a good stress reliever and some fillingContinue reading “Food For the Soul”

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”

Halloween, A Blue Moon, And Anxiety Up The Wazoo

Well this past Saturday was Halloween. I neither participated in the tradition of costuming, nor did I adorn my porch with festive ornamentation. I sat at my computer and worked for eleven hours. Because nothing say Spooky Season like cashing in on 2.5 hours of Overtime! But seriously though, I did participate throughout the monthContinue reading “Halloween, A Blue Moon, And Anxiety Up The Wazoo”

Screw The Status Quo

Oops, I did it again. I decided to leave the cushy, comfy, familiar job I had and had mastered in favor of the unknown. It was an impulsive decision that I was hyped about for a day before I began my traditional spiral into regret induced despair. I’m big on second guessing myself. I don’tContinue reading “Screw The Status Quo”

Marketing Takes WORK

In the above images you will note that. In the whole of 2019, I got just under 3000 views to my website. Just over halfway through 2020 and I’m pretty close to hitting those numbers again. I attribute this to many factors: my book releasing, a concerted effort on my part, and the dystopian novelContinue reading “Marketing Takes WORK”

Things You Didn’t Know About Becoming A Published Author: This Is a Long One

Becoming a published author is a lot like a videogame. There’s the main quest, writing the goddamn book, but there are also a bunch of mini quests and side quests. You have to do research, create an online presence, market yourself via the internet and local events, find an agent, write a book proposal, theContinue reading “Things You Didn’t Know About Becoming A Published Author: This Is a Long One”

A ‘Fly By the Seat of Your Pants’ Gardener Aka Plotter v. Pantser

In class, we learned about Gustav Freytag, the creator of Freytag’s Pyramid.  I’d seen the above diagram before but did not know its origins. This brought up an interesting point in regards to the process of writing, more specifically, that there is more than one process.  Now I could go on for hours about theContinue reading “A ‘Fly By the Seat of Your Pants’ Gardener Aka Plotter v. Pantser”