The Universe Made Me Do It: How I Started Freelancing

I am a person who believes in signs. I own crystals and tarot cards and pay attention to the cycles of the moon. I light candles and incense and I burn sage. I believe in manifestation and the power of our thoughts. I believe in energy and vibes. I believe in signs. But I’m also…

8 (More) Lessons I Learned from NaNoWriMo 2018

NaNoWriMo is chock full of lessons to be learned. About yourself, your writing and your process. Here are eight more things I learned from participating in NaNoWriMo 2018: Writing is its own reward. One of the tips you often hear thrown around during NaNo is to reward yourself for every milestone. Whether it’s a small…

10 Lessons I Learned From NaNoWriMo 2018

NaNoWriMo 2018 has come to an end, and for only the third time in eight tries, I won! But whether I win or not, every attempt at NaNo is a learning experience. Even if the only thing I learned is that I don’t actually want to write the story I’ve started. So here are ten…

Why NaNoWriMo: 4 Reasons to Push Through This November

NaNoWriMo is less than a week away and I am excited. But I also know that there will be times during the coming month when I wonder why the hell I’m doing this absurd challenge. Some of this doubt will come from the usual over-caffeinated, sleepless panic of NaNo, but the last two Novembers have…