The Power of Down Time

Last Thursday, I fucked off to a 4-day writing retreat with Sarah Bella. Four lovely days, holed up in a lux hotel, writing, talking writing, drinking coffee and wine at all hours, hitting my steps goals, reward-based shopping. NOT vomiting from stress. Divine, over and over again.   Because I fret over everything, and have…

Finding the Silver Lining

One of the things I learned early in my writing journey is to avoid going crazy, to stave off paranoia, you have to find the silver lining. It’s a matter of changing your perspective and digging deeper than the surface. Below you’ll find six of the most helpful things I’ve learned in my decade of…

It’s just terrible, really

My current WIP is probably really bad, and I’m pretty excited about it. I don’t like it when it feels like my stuff sucks. It’s demoralizing. That’s normal, none of us commit time to writing because we really don’t care whether it’s any good. Well, I’m sure there’s some masochist out there who gets off…

Caribbean Brews

In January, the hubs and I went on a work related vendor trip. It’s an annual trip and this year we went on an eight-day cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas. We hit St. Kitts, St. Thomas and Nassau. The cruise was fun, but my favorite part of the trip was trying the…

Small Victories Friday

We’re launching a new feature here on the TI blog – Small Victories Friday. We all have the propensity for focusing on the negative. Sometimes it’s introspection, sometimes it depression. Sometimes we’re just having a shitty week and it feels like it’s all piling on at once. Small Victories Friday is a reminder to look…

The Power of Down Time

Two weeks ago, I fucked off to a 4-day writing retreat with Sarah Bella. Four lovely days, holed up in a lux hotel, writing, talking writing, drinking coffee and wine at all hours, hitting my steps goals, reward-based shopping. NOT vomiting from stress. Divine, over and over again.   Because I fret over everything, and…

WIPs and Favorite Genres

I’m starting a new WIP. I decided it was time – after a hiatus to edit an old Urban Fantasy, and a December spent on cleaning up my NaNo – to go back to my roots and write some fluffy new adult. It’s what I do best. I’ve got a heroine on a mission, and…

No sun and stuff make something something

Here in Minnesota we’ve had a lot of snow days lately. This has (evidently) been the snowiest February on record. And as I sit here looking out my window? It’s still snowing. I gotta be honest, I’m pretty over it right now. There has been at least one day of school cancelled each week this…

Feedback Friday – Limerence

Welcome back to Feedback Friday! Feedback Fridays is that wonderful time of the week when I read over your submissions and let you know what I think. It’s fun, I promise! Want to participate? Look over the “Writing Prompts Wednesdays” posts and find something that speaks to you. Send it in to me, and maybe…

What’s Working This Week

When the weather goes bad, my day job takes all my time. No early morning writing sessions at the coffee shop. I’m on someone else’s clock from 4a.m. on. And on, and on. 7pm some nights. Barely time to sleep, eat a decent meal, and launder underwear on that schedule.   So, writing and other…