A New Routine in this New World

Photo by Aphiwat chuangchoem from Pexels Like the rest of the world, my normal routine was completely upended in March 2020. Before the pandemic, I’d be commuting to and from work on various forms of transportation totaling over two hours a day. I used that time in the morning to write/edit my work in progress and then read … Continue reading A New Routine in this New World

Book Picks: My Favorite Summer Reads of 2020

Recently on social media one of my friends asked what people are doing when they are overcome by pandemic stress. My response: I read. That's always been my MO when life becomes too much. Honestly, I read all the time because it's my favorite hobby and the reason I became a writer. I've been an … Continue reading Book Picks: My Favorite Summer Reads of 2020

Staying Home

Photo by Kelly Lacy from Pexels Being forced to stay home and cancel social obligations should be a writer’s dream, but I’m actually finding it difficult to write. Uncertainty isn’t the best climate to spark creativity, and when I do try writing, it’s centered around doom and gloom (hence my last blog post) and not my upbeat, normal … Continue reading Staying Home

Writing in a Time of Chaos

After my self-doubt post, I enrolled in a Coursera class focused on the craft of writing. I have to say, I've already seen a difference. It really makes me contemplate word choice to ensure the desired effect. For this week's assignment I was tasked with writing a 500-600 word short story. As soon as I … Continue reading Writing in a Time of Chaos

“I doubt anyone will read this.” Thoughts on Self-Doubt

"Do you mind reading this blog post? It's probably not good anyways." Those are the words I uttered to my husband after I wrote a draft of this blog post, which is ironic since this post is all about self-doubt... Some days I open the manuscript or essay I wrote and think it's the best … Continue reading “I doubt anyone will read this.” Thoughts on Self-Doubt