Get Down Time

Everyone seems to be taking stock. It's that time of year, right? The end of the old year, beginning of a new. Time for reflection and making forward motion. Goal-setting. Lists. One of my consistent goals for a long time has been to spend down time actually being down. As a writer and self-employed person, I am often faced with the [...]

I Challenge You #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday means a lot to me this year. In this time of practicing gratitude, I think that one of the most important things we can do to actively practice our gratitude is to give to others. My parents taught me that, being incredibly generous my whole life. And I want to be that person. The person who gives generously, [...]

Welcome to Somewhere

A lot of people have been asking me about my latest project and it's been all hush-hush until recently. You see, I had to keep quiet because it's not just me who's responsible for the project! I've been working with four other authors on what's called an "author co-op" (we call the business "Chick Tales"). :) Basically, we're a group [...]

My Writer's Office

This is the second installment of my office re-design series (first installment here). I think I'm almost done, but there are some finishing touches I'm looking to add. I'm still not totally sold on a couple of the elements, but I'm letting myself live with them for awhile so I can decide what I do and don't want to change. [...]

What Belongs In An Author's Office?

As I mentioned on Facebook yesterday, I'm planning a DIY project this summer. I want to re-design my office. (Or perhaps, more accurately, design it. I'm not sure it currently has a design to re.) In my defense, I do think that because I live alone, there are things about my style that just haven't been solidified. But having a [...]