Photo by Dilyara Garifullina on Unsplash I gotta be honest: I've been struggling again with a few bouts of Imposter Syndrome (which I've previously documented here). In my quest to read while I prepare to write once again, I've been experiencing some really, REALLY good fiction. I'll be reviewing them later on, but suffice it to say they've … Continue reading MORE CAKE!
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com As I write this, it is Super Bowl Sunday. Now, I have no dog in the fight (My Panthers are, in fact, in the midst of blowing up and starting all over again). However, I do love the hubbub that surrounds the event: The millions (billions?) of people watching, the … Continue reading Football in Fiction
I'm writing this post from my shiny new laptop! If you haven't seen it yet, here it is: I think I might name it Dellbert. Ha! This week has been something of a disaster. Both kids caught varying stages of the flu from their Grandma, which made the house more of a triage center. Thus, … Continue reading Be Someone’s Light Giver
So at the time of this writing, it's been not quite two months since I conquered NaNoWriMo and added 50k in the first draft of my historical WIP. (You can read about that victory here.) What, you may be asking, is the deal with not adding to that project? For starters, December was an insanely … Continue reading What’s Working Right Now: Finding a Balance
It goes like this: I'm watching a movie I haven't seen in ages (in the most recent case: Home Alone), and I look up the cast on IMDB or Google (My wife and I do this constantly). I tend to zero in on actors I've heard of, or know I've seen in other films, but … Continue reading WAS
Ah, frick! I have to get those presents wrapped. Oh, did you remember to pick up a gift for your brother? No? Well, double frick -- now that's time spent looking for something online. We have to make cookies? The office party is tonight? It's the middle of the month, and I haven't returned to … Continue reading All Play and No Work – My December after NaNo
Show of hands: who here struggles with Imposter Syndrome? I struggle often with Imposter Syndrome. This occurs in other parts of my life too, where my penchant for self-deprecating humor takes a step into unnecessarily piling on. Some nagging part of my brain just does not like to take credit for the good things that … Continue reading My Battle with Imposter Syndrome
Last year, I decided sometime in early October to give it a try. My professional obligations always kept me from participating in the past, so when I realized I’d finally have the time to try it, I jumped in with both feet.50,000 words? In 30 days? Piece of cake!That’s what I thought at the time, … Continue reading NaNo is over. Here’s what worked for me