#Blogtober2019

Blogtober 2019 Week 1 Wrap-up

Woo-Hoo! We made it! One full-ish week. 4 whole-ish blog posts by me lol. I've been reading and interacting with so many new blogs this week as well. I LOVE IT. I would be remiss if I didn't share those wonderful new people with you ๐Ÿ™‚ The Spoonie Mummy Lilyotron Growing Kale Brian C. E.… Continue reading Blogtober 2019 Week 1 Wrap-up

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Letting Go of Unnecessary Responsibility – Part 1

Welcome to the firstย  episode of Therapy Thought Thursdays... on a Friday! (If you need to know why, check out yesterday's post). Prologue I've been going to therapy for a few weeks now. Guys, this woman is amazing. I still have a lot of progress I need to make, but even in this short time… Continue reading Letting Go of Unnecessary Responsibility – Part 1

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Conquering the Blank Page: Advice for Finishing a First Draft

I'll be the first to admit that I have trouble finishing a first draft. I'll be so honest as to admit I have NEVER finished a full first draft of a novel. But boy howdy, have I tried. And failed. And tried again. And again. And again. Until I ran from the idea of ever… Continue reading Conquering the Blank Page: Advice for Finishing a First Draft

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Having a dog IS like having a baby. Here’s why (and why not)

We've all been there. New parents show up at work or a social event after a few weeks absence. They have bags under their eyes, clothes with vigorously wiped off spit-up stains, and a gleam in their eyes, desperate for true adult conversation. Co-workers and friends ask what it's like with a newborn. "It's great,"… Continue reading Having a dog IS like having a baby. Here’s why (and why not)

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Writer’s Digest Annual Conference: What’s it like?

I never felt imposter syndrome. That is surprising, because I am usually a very insecure person. I get imposter syndrome walking into Target. I very much expected to. Hoity toity new York at the highly prestigious Writer's Digest in the Hilton hotel I couldn't afford even at the discounted rate, you KNEW I expected to… Continue reading Writer’s Digest Annual Conference: What’s it like?

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Writing with Mental Illness

Mental Illness and Creativity: A Mini-History How many of us have imagined the "tortured artist?" A poet or novelist battling with their demons in a dark, solitary room as they pour out their pain onto the page. After hours, weeks, months, they collapse on their desk and breathe the words, "It is done." Numerous famous… Continue reading Writing with Mental Illness