Today marks the blog’s 7th birthday! 😀 It seems like forever ago when I signed up for a free WordPress account – and to be honest, I had no idea what I was doing back then when it came to blogging. But since then, this site has evolved so much, and I’ve learned a lot and become a better writer because of it. And now, it’s time to celebrate this special birthday with a post that YOU, the readers, voted for.
Last month, readers selected an interview with yours truly as this year’s blogoversary post. I admit that I was a little nervous about this – but I’m an introvert. Of course, I would be nervous about being interviewed. This turned out to be a lot of fun, though, and I thank everyone who submitted questions. Enjoy!
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Some of you might remember that I’ve fallen in love with adult coloring books. Yesterday I declared that love again at DIY MFA, as part of their weekly #5onFri series. But I’m not simply gushing about the adult coloring book trend. Instead, I offer five reasons why writers should try this hobby for themselves, from using it as a means to de-stress or meditate, to making it a creative solution for breaking through writer’s block.
Click here to read “#5onFri: Five Reasons Why Writers Should Give Coloring Books a Try.”
Are you also a fan of coloring? What are some of your favorite adult coloring books? Do you engage in other forms of art like painting, dancing, composing / playing music, etc.?
Getting The First Chapter Right(ish) The Second Time Around
Chapters In Progress: 5
Chapters Completed: 2
Wow. It’s been over 2 months since the previous Chronicle. And yes, it’s a sign that progress on the novel has been slow, but not because I’ve been struggling with the writing. The words seem to flow right through me during each sit-down, which is wonderful. Rather, this summer has just been very busy. I had made plans for social gatherings and day-trips on several weekends, and really enjoyed it all. However, because I have a full-time job and other responsibilities and commitments, I only have time to write at night and on the weekends. And with most of the summer activities planned for weekends, it has cut down on my creative time even more. Continue reading →