Month: August 2016

Random Generalizations & Observations

Don’t Know + Don’t Care = Freedom

Knowledge

My yoga instructor once said something interesting. “Don’t worry about what you don’t know, because knowledge isn’t perfect. The knowledge we have today will be obsolete or changed in a few years, so there’s no sense getting attached to one way of thinking, or one set of facts.” He also said that, to take this …

Books, Reading, & Libraries, Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Writing Tips & Career Advice

“Where Does the Writing Thing Come From?”

Writing childhood

Recently someone asked me this question at a party: “Where does your writing thing come from? Like, is it genetic or something?” After I stopped laughing over the notion of a “writing thing,” I realized that I didn’t have a ready answer. It’s not something I’ve thought about. Writing is simply a fact of life …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul & Reading List 08/26/16

Library Haul & Reading List 08/26/16

The big news this week is that Broken Fate is nominated for the Summer Indie Book Awards in the young adult category. Fans and readers nominated the books for these awards and I have no idea who nominated me! However, if you’re out there reading this, know that I’m extremely grateful. Voting begins September 1st …

Freelance Writing Advice, Random Generalizations & Observations

“So, What Do You Do?”

Career Frog

I used to cringe whenever someone asked me, “So, what do you do?” at a party or conference. I never had a good answer because the true answer was and is, “Whatever I feel like at the moment,” which isn’t exactly socially acceptable. While I’m primarily a writer, that’s not all I do and, until …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Writing Tips & Career Advice

The Joys of Paper and Pencil

Paper Notebooks

Not long ago I was commenting to my writing group about how happy I was to have scored some serious deals on notebooks during the back-to-school sales. I like five subject notebooks with pocket dividers between each subject. I use them for everything from journaling, to taking notes for my books, to drafting entire chapters …