Last week, I was listening to Jason Mraz on Spotify, and a live song from a Spotify Session--a stripped-down gig that often includes musicians' musings--came up at the end of "Love Someone." The host asked Mraz, what would he say to an aspiring artist who … Continue reading Jason Mraz on success: ‘Just play’
One month ago today, it was my last day at my full-time, 8-to-5, go-into-an-office-and-feel-like-everything-I-do-is-being-watched job. My last day of a steady paycheck, of benefits, of being on my own insurance. This is how that month has gone: Abso-frickin-lutely amazing. It's been eye-opening, too. I knew … Continue reading One month of freelancing full-time=Best. Month. Ever.
The final exercise in Diane Mulcahy's "The Gig Economy" that got my wheels turning involved time off. She writes, "The chance to take more time off presents us with enormous opportunities to live a more varied, interesting, and balanced life. Instead of squeezing our personal … Continue reading What would I do with a year off work?
"If you don't have time to read, you don't have time to write. Simple as that." ~Stephen King, "On Writing" When I started writing long form, I saw a change in myself as a reader. Always someone who cared most about a book's plot, I … Continue reading Books for writers, part II: The fiction list
My August goal will be to get my third manuscript out to agents. It's currently with two readers who are giving it a final read to check for things like, "When I changed that character's name, did I catch all the old references?" and "Did … Continue reading Books for writers, part I: These are some that helped me
I can't imagine there are many at work right now; when July 4 falls on a Wednesday, the workweek is weird. For anyone who IS around ... who may be counting the hours until 5 p.m. ... I wanted to share some lovely, fun, and/or thought-provoking … Continue reading A light reading list for Friday afternoon
Each year, my bestie gets family portraits taken. It's one of those little things families that include children do that I find so dang awesome. And families that don't include children just ... don't do that. Jeff and I, we just take selfies everywhere, leaving us … Continue reading Muses are real, & I found one on Facebook