Setting Realistic Goals (FREE Worksheets!)

Hey there! It’s been a while since I last blogged, huh? Thanks so much for watching my YouTube video! If you haven’t yet, click here to learn how to set realistic goals and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out in the future! I mentioned how writing down your goals is key to success. When you physically see what you want and what … Continue reading Setting Realistic Goals (FREE Worksheets!)

5 Things I Learned While Writing

I’ve worked on my novel for more than six years. On multiple occasions, I did full stops with writing. Luckily, I didn’t give up and I’ve grown as a person and as a writer. Nearing the end of my revisions, I decided to make a list of some of the most important things I’ve learned as a writer. Writing Is More Work Than You Expect … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned While Writing

The Best Reason To Smile

We burden ourselves too much with negativity. Self-doubt creeps in before we can start on something we’re passionate about. As a child, I learned that smiling always made the people you interacted with smile, too. If you were having a good day, someone else would as a chain reaction. So, naturally, I adopted the habit. It sounds silly, especially in a world where women are … Continue reading The Best Reason To Smile

Literacy Lunacy: Jeannette Walls’ The Glass Castle

Know that I am furious I have not seen the movie to this yet! I missed the opportunity while it was in theaters and I’m still waiting to hear if it’s out on DVD. I read Jeannette Walls’ novel for a class and I’m glad we did because I don’t believe I would have come across it on my own. Before I even finished it, … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Jeannette Walls’ The Glass Castle

Happy New Year!

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!

Literacy Lunacy: Sarah Blakley-Cartwright’s Red Riding Hood

This was going to be a movie. I’m positive it’s why I purchased it. As it turns out, the book I was actually written for the movie. It’s a tie-in novel. Kind of like one of those junior novels for Disney films. Except Sarah Blakley-Cartwright’s Red Riding Hood is a young adult novel in the classic fairy tale. Valerie’s sister was beautiful, kind, and sweet. … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Sarah Blakley-Cartwright’s Red Riding Hood

Literacy Lunacy: Holly Black’s Tithe

In my early teens, I came across this book at my local library. While reading it, I remember being deeply freaked out by it. It was, of course, my first teen fiction novel about Fae and the realm of faerie. Holly Black’s Tithe was bizarre to me and I do mean it as a compliment. Tithe took the average idea of faerie and made it … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Holly Black’s Tithe

Literacy Lunacy: Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner

My sister read this book before I did and recommended it to me while we were in middle school (or maybe high school, I really can’t remember.) My sister isn’t much of a “read for leisure” kind of person, so of course, I had to look into it. Just as a fair warning, Khaled Housseini’s The Kite Runner is not for the weak of nerves. … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner

A Favorite Of Mine

What an interesting existence we live when we can have a favorite person the way we have a favorite flavor of ice cream or candy. There are so many people I label as my favorite, in my family or not. There’s my sister, my son, each of my best and closest friends. Being biased, I’ll pick my husband (almost) every time. I mean, why not? … Continue reading A Favorite Of Mine

Literacy Lunacy: Romina Russel’s Zodiac Part III

Okay, this is the last review on this book! I promise. The first and second, I wrote about how long Russel’s book is. I’m still not wrong. I finally got around to finishing Zodiac, so here I am to give you my final thoughts on this once and for all. Expect some spoilers. I’m not even going to waste time. Going straight into the cons, … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Romina Russel’s Zodiac Part III