I usually like this time of year, but lately I’m ready for it to be done. It’s probably because I was sick middle of November with a nasty chest cold and now I’m sure I have an ear infection and sore throat. I’m also exhausted. And I still have holiday shopping I need to do. Is it obvious I don’t want to do it? There … Continue reading Holiday Fever
When it comes to blogging, I failed in the last few months. I’ve focused on my novel and taking all the steps needed to get it closer to publishing. It’s important to me for my story to be as clean and as professional as possible. I did my first round of beta reading this summer and I finished another novel for last month’s NaNoWriMo. Now … Continue reading A Holiday Feature
I don’t know where to begin. I love writing. It’s challenging, but in the best way. “Writing. It hurts so good.” And yes, it does. I write whenever and wherever. And that’s the beauty of it. I make my own schedule and create stories to share with the world. Most importantly, I don’t have to make unnecessary sacrifices. I’m excited by what I do. I … Continue reading What I Enjoy About Writing
Get ready because I’m about to get morbid. Death is my inspiration. I am literally dying as I write this. The same way you are literally dying as you read it. You’re in the future and I’m in the past. What we do during the time in between—and after—is up to us. Some pretend death is never coming and waste away the minutes doing thing … Continue reading Before It’s Too Late
Cleaning and organizing was my thing since I was a kid and well into my early twenties. Every thing was vacuumed, wiped down, and dusted frequently. Then I became a mom and all of it seemed pointless. At first, it was okay. My son couldn’t move far on his own yet and I was able to maintain everything as usual. Then he learned to crawl. … Continue reading What’s A Little Mess?
This weekend, my little family and I saw Coco for the first time and I’m in love. I adore Dia de los Muertos, so this and The Book of Life are my movies. There was a lot of controversy about Coco being a rip off of The Book of Life, but I heavily disagree. While the themes are similar, the story of both films are … Continue reading Carpe Postestatem
If you watch the Doctor Who reboot, then you should know who John Barrowman is. Carol is his sister! Isn’t that neat? A sibling duo wrote a book together. How rare is that? I read Hollow Earth for an event we had during my time as a bookseller and it was quite an interesting plot. The Caldwell twins, Max and Emily, are more special than … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Carol E. & John Barrowman’s Hallow Earth
Whether you’re in a relationship or not, I’m wishing you the happiest of Valentine’s Day! Today and everyday, every form of love is valid. Hug your parents, call your siblings and cousins, get your pet a nice treat or toy, appreciate the sexy beast looking back at you in the mirror, and/or head out somewhere with your friends. Do it all. And if you love … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day
It’s New Year’s Eve and only hours left before we’re powering into 2018! Isn’t mind blowing how the year has zipped right by?! So much has happened this year and it’s made me and my little family realize what we’re capable of. At the beginning of the year, we had set goals for ourselves that we dozed off on for some time. Half way through … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I was stressed this holiday season (as most are). It really snuck up on me once Thanksgiving was over. I kept telling myself there was more time, but the next thing I know, I was scrambling to get last minute gifts. I swear I’m planning better for next year. Overall, our festivities went quite well. We spend the day before Christmas eve with our closest … Continue reading Always Worth Celebrating