Life and Such

Ready Player One – Audiobook Review

  I am the quintessential child of the 80s. Born at the end of 1972, I’m right in the middle of Generation X and about a year or two younger than James Donovan Halliday aka Anorak a video game tycoon who has set up a virtual world called OASIS and has left his fortune to […]

Three ways to turn off your internal editor

I have a secret to tell you. I like to take notes. On physical paper. With a real pen. As the token “tech guy”, this causes me a bit of ridicule. I bust out my Captain America journal from Walmart and jot down whatever important thing someone said. OK, most of the time it’s some […]

The Buddy System

The Buddy System

I haven’t been at this “try-to-be-successful-with-my-writing” gig for too long. And I know everyone will define success for their writing journey a little different. For me, I am interested in traditional publishing. I have stories in my head that will someday grace shelves. Some of those stories may work better indie published, but I know […]

Keeping Track

Keeping Track

I have used a paper planner since I bought my first Mortar Board the beginning of my freshman year at Purdue. I have four wire-bound page-per-week calendars documenting tests, meetings, and starting junior year dates with the boy who would become my husband. Over the years I’ve cycled through paper planners even as I bought […]

My Word of the Year

My Word of the Year

My word of the year is Finish. I’ve assessed where I am in my writing journey and what I’m missing is a backlog of finished polished manuscripts. I’m reading Jon Acuff’s Finish. Or rather I have been but put it aside the past couple of months. As a goal/oriented person, I have an endless number […]

Narrowed or Broadened?

Narrowed or Broadened?

“Travel broadens the mind.” It’s a quote that has entered our world more or less as a truism. But is it? Theologian Malcolm Muggeridge has a quote stating the opposite, “travel, of course, narrows the mind.” When looking up these quotes, I came across articles and message boards espousing both. My experience. Both are true. […]

Winter Update

Winter Update

Writing Update So… NaNo didn’t end up happening for me. Between my mom having surgery and getting a really nasty respiratory infection, I had no time or energy to write. I’m so happy that some people are planning on working through a January NaNo. Yay! I feel like this gives me a second chance to […]