Hi Ya Bookcasers, It's funny how life can throw you curve balls, isn't it? You're just living your life, doing your own thing, and then boom...life jolts in another direction. I had a minor version of this lately: my wedding ceremony venue fell through and now we have a 5 month rush to find our… Continue reading Writing with an open mind
Hi YA Bookcasers, In April, I was on a little blogging hiatus. For all the great reasons - flying to the UK for my dad's 70th birthday (we all chipped in and he's flying to Vienna to see his favorite singer perform!). Buying my wedding dress (it wasn't quite the one I thought I'd get… Continue reading Life outside the writing
Hi YaBookcasers, You might have noticed that this month I've skipped a few posts. It's not because I didn't have time to write one, or that I didn't have anything to say. It's because it was time to have a little self-care. And that's exactly what I want to talk about today! The writing world… Continue reading Writing & self-care
Hi YABookcasers! Another day, another question about the creative arts. However, it's actually not that simple, because I'm not just talking about the creative arts. With the passing of the magnificent, unrivaled Stephen Hawkings, it made me want to reaffirm a strong belief of mine: there is a creative process to everything - science, technology,… Continue reading Creative processes – which one is best?
Hi YABookcasers, I've been talking to some friends lately, and it seems many of them have hit a writerly slump throughout the years (myself included!). I'm not talking about writer's block. The question that's got my attention is "Where did all the good ideas go?"Let me expound. Big blockbuster books hit the shelves regularly -… Continue reading Where did all the good ideas go?
Hi YABookcasers, I don't often touch on my personal life through the blog. Sometimes I mention my epilepsy as it's an important topic to me. Sometimes I talk about my horses and dogs. A few people who know me know I have early-onset osteoarthritis. Today, I felt the need to discuss the difference between depression,… Continue reading Epilepsy & osteoarthritis: depression, anxiety, or ego?
Hey YABookcasers! A lot of writers have said to me that they feel they're impostors when writing, and that they're really not cut out for the publishing industry. Somehow, they feel like their work is lesser, that there are other "real" authors out there, and they're not one of them. Today, I'd like to talk… Continue reading Writers & Imposter Syndrome
Hi YABookcasers! Last week, I told you how a dog could help break writer's block. This week, in keeping with the animal theme, I'm going to tell you three of the writing lessons my horse taught me...First of all, this is said horse: Chew on it. Ever seen a horse in a field (of course… Continue reading 3 writing lessons from a horse
Hey Ya Bookcasers! How is January treating you all? It's sure been a busy one for me, what with editing, and writing, and work. And...fostering the most adorable golden oldie of a German Shepherd. Not only is she the most wonderful little thing in the world...but she's also a great tool for busting through writer's… Continue reading How a dog solved writer’s block
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