3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Committing to the Writer’s Life

I love being a writer. I love being a full-time writer, and I’m looking forward even more to being a full-time writer who is also a stay-at-home mum. That’s still a weird concept for me, by the way. Me, being a mum. Probably will have to get used to that at some point. Existential crisis … Continue reading 3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Committing to the Writer’s Life

3 Tips for Taking Action

Have you ever had a stunningly brilliant, once-in-a-lifetime, on-fire idea that you were pretty sure was going to win you the Nobel prize or an Academy Award or something else of equal significance. And then you just . . . never acted on it. Ever? You meant to. You had it all planned out in … Continue reading 3 Tips for Taking Action

Job VS Career

As many of you know, I left my full-time job in March of last year to start my own business.It was something of a daunting transition. Lots of panicky moments. I came up with a business name, we bought an airplane hanger, I packed up my desk. It was a whole thing. But since then, … Continue reading Job VS Career

Here’s To Embarrassment

Writing professionally is not for the faint of heart. It’s true. Unfortunately, by its very nature, writing is a vulnerable business. Your stories are pieces of yourself, and putting them out to potential ridicule or even well-meaning critique is a difficult thing to do. But there’s more to it than that, and I’ve spent a … Continue reading Here’s To Embarrassment

A Day In The Life

I am a full-time writer. I’ve mentioned that about a million times on this blog, along with noting that I run my own business as a freelancer. But today, I’d like to dive a little deeper into what that looks like on a daily basis.I’ll give you a hint. I don’t actually spend my entire … Continue reading A Day In The Life

Writing Free

My writing habits are changing. I like to think that they always are, actually. As a writer, I like to go with what works and change things up when something begins to feel stale. If I don’t, things get stuck. Actually, I get stuck. Being stuck is my least favorite state of being. I stare … Continue reading Writing Free

Rituals

I’ve officially been working from home for a year now. Since I am now a freelancer, working from home should be a pretty permanent thing now. (Fingers crossed.) And, since I’m no longer logging hours or focusing solely on one project, my schedule has changed significantly in the last few weeks. Which means that my … Continue reading Rituals

Learning to Swim

I haven’t posted in two months. Is that crazy or what? This may be the longest break I’ve taken since I started this blog. Okay, it’s probably not the longest. It feels like the longest, though. I have a good reason for keeping my head down as long as I have. Things have been happening. … Continue reading Learning to Swim

Studying Away

Today, the trees outside my house are stiff with frost and almost shockingly white against the blue sky. It’s cold. It’s been cold for days. It will be cold for many more days. I haven’t decided yet whether I’m sick of cold, but I’m definitely getting there. I want to go outside again. And not … Continue reading Studying Away

Investing

Does anyone else ever get a weird urge to completely reinvent themselves and focus all their time and energy on a new hobby until you’ve perfected it? Yeah, me too. This week, it was drawing. I can’t actually draw, of course. But I would like to someday. I would like to be able to draw … Continue reading Investing