Random Musings

Changes and Steps

Hello, lovelies! As you all might have noticed last week, I decided to go on a social media hiatus and it's going really well! I miss it, sometimes (mostly the writing friends I have on Twitter) and definitely have noticed myself reaching for my phone to check it when I'm bored or have a lull… Continue reading Changes and Steps

Random Musings

When Anxiety Narrows In and Focuses

Hello, loves. My names Nicole and I have seriously bad driving anxiety. And I hate it. It's such a weird conundrum. I enjoy driving. I enjoy listening to music, using the time to overthink (and sometimes, plot novels). But I also get so nervous when I drive. If I have to drive somewhere unfamiliar, I… Continue reading When Anxiety Narrows In and Focuses

Writing, Writing Posts

The Muse’s Lover: Impostor Syndrome

Hello, lovelies! I hope everyone is having a good day! I'm a little sleep deprived yay new puppy still adjusting and us being forced to restart her training after almost two months in thanks to forces out of our controlĀ and I'm feeling intense amounts of jealousy over the WorldCon that so many friends and industry… Continue reading The Muse’s Lover: Impostor Syndrome

Discussion

Discussion: How Being A Blogger Changes You as a Reader

Hello, lovelies! It's been a while since I've written a discussion post recently and this is a topic that's been on my brain for a hot second these past few weeks, so I decided, why not? The main discussion question is: How does being a blogger affect you as a reader? I'm going to get… Continue reading Discussion: How Being A Blogger Changes You as a Reader

Writing Posts

Fear To…Write?

Hello, lovelies. I've been meaning to write this post for weeks, just like I've been meaning to work on fleshing out my backstory and the history for BLOOD PRICE, so I can finally work on the next round of edits. Yet, I keep procrastinating, because fear has reared its ugly head again and I've been… Continue reading Fear To…Write?

Random Musings

That Life + Work Balance

Hello, dear readers! This year, my main focus is balance, an aspect that's only consistent when looking at all the areas in my life upon which I struggle to maintain it (hint: it's all of them). So I know it's a hefty task to work on, but it's an area I definitely want (and need)… Continue reading That Life + Work Balance

Random Musings

My Greatest Fear

You'd think it'd be something really dramatic. I mean, my greatest fear, my ultimate fear, the one that if I think about too much head on, it induces the closest thing to a panic attack that I've ever experienced, is death. Just the idea that I'm not certain, despite my faith, of what happens after… Continue reading My Greatest Fear

Writing Posts

Doubts and Fears In-Between My Ears

I'm dealing with impostor syndrome really heavy this week, friends (I think). I don't like it. I'm not really sure where it's coming from. Last week, I had such a stellar writing week and I've finally reached the point I wanted to write about the most in this story. This is the climax, this is… Continue reading Doubts and Fears In-Between My Ears

Random Musings

Dreaming Amongst Reality

I've always called myself a dreamer. That's what I've always felt, and believed myself, to be. Yet I've hit a couple of occurrences lately where I've found that to be less true and that I am, in fact, can be more of a realist. Example time. So, you know when you have those bad days… Continue reading Dreaming Amongst Reality

Writing Posts

A Small, Mental Quandary

Writing this latest book has been....really different, especially from the last one I just finished a few weeks ago. Before, I was hitting every word count goal I made each day and usually surpassing it, averaging between 2,000 and 3,000 words each day. Sure, I had the harrowing experience of knowing exactly what was wrong… Continue reading A Small, Mental Quandary