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 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
This mini...dare I call it a rant? I think it's more like word vomit. Yeah, let's go with word vomit. Anyway, this word vomit is brought to you most likely by a combination of period hormones, the general nature of an overthinking soul and the need to release emotions through writing it out. Ta-da. So,… Continue reading So Guess What, Brain?
I'm pretty sure I've written about this topic before, so I'll try not to rant about it too much here. But, you know me: when I need to get something off my chest, half the time, if I don't blog about it, then it ends up festering, and that's not helpful or enjoyable for anyone… Continue reading Just That Mental Game
As everyone does with their dreams, sometimes (read: all the time), I question whether I have the chops to actually achieve it. If I have the talent, the drive, the passion, the work ethic, the stubbornness, to pursue writing and my dream of being a published author (hint: I do, but it's easy for my… Continue reading Huh, Would You Look At That?
I've written about my brain before. Sometimes, my brain really sucks. You know, like how it always goes to the worst case scenario whenever a situation pops up. Or how I overthink every little thing, to the point of exhaustion. Or how the combination of these things makes life just a little more complicated than… Continue reading This Post is Definitely All Over The Place
This freakin' brain of mine, friends. This freakin' brain. So, as you (might) know, my birthday was last week. *throws celebratory balloons* As such, it was a lot of eating really good food. Including cake. Like, Oreo Blizzard Cake from Dairy Queen (because my family is awesome). Plus, homemade strawberry pretzel salad (because my family is… Continue reading The Never-Ending Cycle of Learning Lessons
Oh, you gotta love the rollercoaster ride that is being a writer who overthinks (which begs the question of if there is any writer who doesn't struggle with overthinking and questioning their work). Let me tell you a story. Peruse through this blog the past, eh, year or so, and you'll find a plethora of posts discussing… Continue reading Well, Shit
First off, I love The Awkward Yeti web comic. It's fantastic and never fails to be absolutely relateable to my life. This picture popped up on my newsfeed the other day and felt particularly apt. I've written about it before, how my overthinking and anxiety causes me to focus on the negative instead of the… Continue reading My Life Can Be Told By The Awkward Yeti
I'm a super positive person. That's just kinda how my boat floats. And yet, I love to complicate that perspective--or part of my personality, rather--by, at the same time, also instinctively assuming the worst case scenario about everything. I touched on this a little bit in a previous post, but today, that realization has just been… Continue reading The Never-Ending Siren of Worst Case Scenarios