why blog in 2023

I earn my living as an in-house copywriter. And I love it. I love what I do and where I work. This blog helped me land this job. I’d been laid off and was scheduled for an interview with my current company. The hiring director looked me up and read my blog post on being… Continue reading why blog in 2023

Why NaNoWriMo 2019 is not for me

As many of you know, November is coming up and with it, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Now, I love that for an entire month, writers gear up for a marathon of dedicated writing at the cost of personal time, family time, work time (I assume) and in some cases, personal hygiene—or so I’ve read.… Continue reading Why NaNoWriMo 2019 is not for me

Writing Prompt Friday (dragon)

Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! I'm a lifelong learner. A continually curious person. And I've learned a few things this week. Never apply liquid eyeliner when the cat's around. Kind donut shop employees will give me free donuts if I start crying for no reason other than I'm too overwhelmed and exhausted at… Continue reading Writing Prompt Friday (dragon)

The truth about feedback

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that when one hears the word “feedback,” one thinks “criticism.” The face twists in a cringe, and one wants nothing more than to run fast, run far and insert one’s head into a hole in the ground. Feedback is uncomfortable. Getting feedback on our work is one thing. That kind… Continue reading The truth about feedback

Taking care of your inner hamster

Your writer's muse is undependable. You’ve got deadlines? The muse is outta there; you’re on your own. Mine lets the door slam behind her on the way out as she calls “Bye, Felicia!” over her well-groomed shoulder as she takes off to enjoy herself while I work. I’m a copywriter. Deadlines are my daily norm,… Continue reading Taking care of your inner hamster