Month: March 2017

Learning, Reading

Embracing Slow Reading

Slow Reading Snail

There’s no real news this week and I’m still catching up on the books I’ve checked out over the past couple of weeks. So instead of a reading list this week, I thought I’d muse on something I’ve been trying to incorporate into my reading life: The concept of slow reading.

Creativity

Living With Boredom

Boredom Cat

A few months ago, I wrote a post about being tired of hearing people complain about boredom. Despite having every kind of entertainment available, boredom seems to be an epidemic. My post offered suggestions for things to do instead of complaining about being bored. But I think I need to add one more idea: Live with it.

Freelancing, Writing

When to Say No to a Freelance Job

No!

One of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn as a freelancer is when to say no to a job. (Hint: It should be a lot more often than I do.) Even more, I’ve had to learn that it’s okay to say no. (I’m a people pleaser, but that’s a whole ‘nother issue.) In the …

News, Reading

Weekly News Update & Reading List 03/24/17

Weekly News Update & Reading List 03/24/17

All is quiet on the news front this week. I’m just waiting to see if my publisher requires any major revisions on Hunted Fate and to learn the release date. I’ll share as soon as I know! In the meantime, I’m cleaning out junk in preparation for painting the house, watching a lot of April …

Creativity, Hobbies, Personal, Play

Am I a Feminist Failure for Liking Lego Friends?

better writing

If you read my blog and social media postings regularly, it’s no secret that I’m a Lego nerd. I’ve played with the toys since I was a kid, back in the days when all you could buy was a box of bricks. I took a break from Lego while I was busy starting a career …