Returning to book blogging is hard work! There are so many tiny little tasks that need to be accomplished - updating a neglected Goodreads account, remembering the rhythm of memes, remembering how to even use wordpress, reconnecting with old friends with my tail between my legs, etc. It's a reminder of how much work I put… Continue reading The Pains of Catching Up
We’ve reached the point where every blogger is setting their 2018 goals. Last year I threw mine together in a very slap-dash way, but am happy to say that I’m still pretty happy with the way 2017 turned out. But for 2018, I wanted to be very thoughtful about my aims, so I’ve been thinking… Continue reading 2018 Goals
Happy Saturday! It is muggy here in New Hampshire, but I hope it's lovely in your part of the world. I've been up doing my morning ritual and am ready to share a few of my favorite links from this week. Anne Bogel shared her 9/11 story in such an honest way. She was on… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reads
I always start these posts thinking I'm going to be wise and insightful, but come off sounding whiny. I apologize in advance, but please know that I am using my very serious and very thoughtful voice and not my but life is so unfair! voice. I want to do more. I want to create something fantastic and… Continue reading Writing Priorities
My mind was recently blown. Maybe this has happened to you? I was scrolling through Twitter and taking in my daily allotment of world atrocities, when I came across this tweet: I need to have a word with whoever taught academics to put two spaces after a period. — Nicole Hemmer (@pastpunditry) June 24, 2017… Continue reading One Space or Two?
A co-worker recently asked me how I managed to read so much, which made me laugh out loud. I laughed because 1) I don't read as much as many others or as much as I'd like; and 2) I currently have a room full of yellow jacket carcasses and a basement floor covered in laundry… Continue reading In Which Real Life Gets In The Way
I've been having quite a difficult time with this blog over the last few weeks. I've been in the process of switching to a self-hosted blog, and I did everything wrong on my first go round. That meant that I had to re-do everything and I still don't think it's quite right. And on top… Continue reading What’s the Purpose of Blogging Again?
When we moved into our house, we started planting berry bushes almost right away. Our blueberry bushes have exploded in the last few weeks, and we've already picked all of our raspberries and strawberries. We were lucky to find some wild blackberry bushes all over the bluff down to the river behind our house. My… Continue reading “Blackberries need the rain AND sun” — on writing and its fuel
Did you notice that I posted five times last week? I was playing catch up on some books that I'd finished over the last couple of weeks and stayed motivated to write all week. I had this really intense manic phase where I, for a brief period of time, lived the life I wanted: I… Continue reading Motivation begets Amotivation – how to find the time
Late last year I wrote about participating in National Novel Writing Month. So that means I’ve had a 50,000+ word document sitting in my Dropbox that hasn’t been touched since the end of November. The reasons for this are innumerable: it’s been hard to regain the momentum that I had during NaNoWriMo; it’s been tricky… Continue reading Picking Up Where You Left Off.