Required word count: 25,000 Actual word count: 27,077 Well, week 2 is usually where people start to find their enthusiasm waning, and I am no exception. I had two days where I had to really, really force myself into the chair to write. I did a few five-minute sprints because anyone can do five minutes… Read More NaNoWriMo Check-In: Week 2
Hey guys! So as you know, I’m deep in the throes of NaNo right now, which means blogging has taken a big back seat. I did, however, write a cool guest post for my friend over at Gallantly, Gal, about what NaNo has done for me as a writer. Check it out, it’s pretty cool.… Read More Guest Feature on Gallantly, Gal: NaNoWriMo
We live in a world of contradictions. “I want to do this, but I have to do that.” We hear this all the time. We say this all the time. “I want to build my business, but I spend so much time at work.” “I want to achieve my goals, but I have to take care of my family.” … Read More But Out: Replace This One Word to Change Your Life
Required word count: 11,666 Actual word count: 12,465 The first week of NaNo is hit or miss for me. I either get a lot of steam going and forge ahead to get a lot out of the way, or find myself uninterested after a month of planning and kind of sadly chug along, doing a… Read More NaNoWriMo Check-In: Week 1
Recently I read Mel Robbins’ “The 5 Second Rule“, and there was a very interesting part in there about anxiety and panic attacks. Robbins has struggled with anxiety, panic, and a fear of flying for decades, but she claims in her book that the five-second rule helped her conquer her fear of flying and come… Read More Trying the Five-Second Rule for Anxiety
Ever since I was young, I’ve loved November. Though I also love October, and September, and all the -bers, really. The clue’s in the name. Ber. Brr. Cold. I am a child of wind and snow. I always attribute that to my birth in Seattle, but it goes farther than that. Like my pale skin… Read More Why Romanticize November?
I’m a self-improvement junkie. I’ve listed it as one of my hobbies because it takes that much time, energy, and passion from me. The thing is, the proportion of the amount I’ve read to the amount I think I’ve improved isn’t as much as it should be. Have I improved? Absolutely. Hands-down, books have been… Read More Why I’m Giving Up Self-Help Books for One Month