Month: February 2017

Writing Tips & Career Advice

The Long Resolution

Study resolution

I’m not normally a big fan of making a New Year’s resolution (obviously, if it’s almost March and I’m just now getting around to writing about the topic). I believe in fixing things as they need fixing, not waiting for some magical date on the calendar. (Although, if I were to pick a date it would be …

Books, Reading, & Libraries, News, Updates & Happenings

Weekly News Update & Reading List 02/24/17

Weekly News 02/24/17

The big news this week is that Book 3 of the Threads of the Moirae series is done and dusted. I’ve sent it off to Clean Teen Publishing and if there are no major revisions needed, I’ll soon have a publication date for you. Yay! Now I can relax for all of five minutes and …

Benefits of Play, Fun & Humor

How Did I Forget to Have Fun?

Fun Stuffed Bear

I recently spent some time cleaning out my parent’s attic and sorting through the remains of my childhood toys. Lego, action figures, dolls, Weebles, Fisher-Price Little People, Hot Wheels, and stuffed animals dominated, although there were also plenty of games and puzzles. Even some of my bath toys survived! When I looked through the piles, …

Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Optimizing the Crap Out of Time

Optimize the problem

It’s no secret that I was an odd kid. What’s funny is that sometimes I forget just how odd I was (and still am). In the process of cleaning out some old papers this week, I was reminded of just how odd I could be. Inside a folder was a bunch of schedules. Not just …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul & Reading List 02/17/16

Library Haul & Reading List 02/17/16

I’m beginning to think that the period after Christmas rivals the summer for great new book releases. After weeks of ho-hum reads (or nothing) all of a sudden all of the books I’ve been looking forward to are rolling in! This makes it really difficult to get all the editing and writing done that I …