Beta Reading

I recently did two different Beta Reads my first ever, the two authors were completely different in their approach. One was very detailed and clear in the beginning what they were looking for the other just wanted an overall opinion of the book. Author 1 gave me one chapter at a time and I was…

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Gothic Birds, Defining Generations, And Cheap Guitars

Here lately I've taken on a lot, I have started writing everyday, I'm working on short story to submit, and I'm a beta reader, on top of trying to step outside of my comfort zone and interact more with other writers and the writing community in general. Add in my full-time job and everyday life…

The Yellow Brick Road

It's a new year and a time to start fresh. In December I took stock of everything. I admitted to myself I have wasted an entire year and had been wasting many years before that. My job makes me unhappy and money well there is never enough of that! After taking a long hard look…

Growing in the writing community

Recently I've come to a realization, writers are no longer recluses within their community. I know I'm probably way behind just having figured this out. Better late than never I suppose. Since discovering this I've found it very comforting and exciting. It's nice to know we all support and encourage each other. I thought it…

Skillshare (not sponsored)

I've recently started a two month trail of Skillshare an online learning platform that provides educational videos on a variety of subjects. Now keep in mind none of the courses are accredited but they are taught by knowledgeable people. I joined on a whim through author Jenna Moreci who partnered with Skillshare to offer two…

Learning self-care

I know I said I was posting once a week but I felt this needed to be said.   This week has been long with the departure of three of my co-workers and the training of two others. I've worked seven days straight and the last three clocked 30 hours, I was going to work…

Beating a Dead Horse

Relax it's a metaphor, I'm not actually beating a horse dead or otherwise. It's a colorful, if a bit graphic metaphor for something I've been coming back around to and leaving for about a year now. It's my blog I have not been consistent with updating it, nor promoting. I've been a bad blogger parent…

Coffee and work

Coffee it's a damn good thing, liquid sunshine in a cup basically. I like the taste of it and how it slowly wakes me. It helps me deal with demanding customers, annoying coworkers and all the trails my soul is put through in this retail setting. Until that bestseller I'm writing comes through for me,…

Writing and Me

My love of writing is transparent, I've made post after post about it. It's my dream job, I would love to wake up and spend the day writing. Writing though takes free time and getting that with everything going on right now is hard, I can't pull all nighters or stay up till 3 am…

Adult Responsibilities

There are many things as adults we have to deal with,  one of those things is moving. Our lease is up at our apartment in September and we've chosen not to renew for many reasons so now begins the hunt for another apartment and movers who will do a good job (too many irreplaceable things…