Category: Personal

Personal, Writing

New Year, Time to Find New Paths

New Paths

I don’t generally do New Year’s resolutions. (However, if you’re looking for some potential resolutions for yourself, I did do a post on resolutions for writers.) Rather than waiting for a date on the calendar, I just fix what needs fixing when I notice a problem. This year, however, I’m thinking of changing my policy. …

Personal, Publishing, Writing

Writing, Publishing, and Anxiety

Anxiety

It’s no great secret that I’ve lived with depression and anxiety pretty much since I hit adolescence. I’ve spent an awful lot of time and money looking for the “fix,” but of course there really isn’t one. Especially not for someone who is so sensitive to drugs that almost anything that might help is more …

News, Personal, Reading

Weekly News Update & Reading List 09/29/17 – Pretzel Buns Edition

Pretzel Buns

There isn’t much news this week, other than to say that Hunted Fate releases in paperback on 10/17 and I’m soon going to start running some giveaways and promotions. Stay tuned. In other news… Warning: Food rant incoming. Why have pretzel buns become so hard to find in stores? They used to be everywhere. Now …

Creativity, Personal, Productivity

Good Things Happened When I Killed the TV

TV

Over the years, I’ve gone through phases where I experiment with cutting the TV cord for a while. Each time, I notice several areas of my life improve. Inevitably, though, I become weak and TV slips back into my life like some recurrent addiction that I cannot shake. Recently, however, I’ve gone the longest ever …

Personal

Why We Grieve For People We Didn’t Know (And Why It’s Okay)

Grieve

I hear you thinking… “Wait. Aren’t you a writer, not a psychologist? Why on earth would you write about this?” Two reasons: First, I’ve been trying to sort out my own insanity lately and, second, I think writers and other creatives may be more susceptible to this than others. I think there’s a need to …