Latest Reads/Inspiration: What I’m Up To

Hello all! It’s been a while but I have been reading and have kept up with writing. This is largely due to a writing group I have been a part of over the past year — they inspire me to keep going. It’s a lot like group exercise classes, which are also crucial to my overall physical health.

I’m still working on my novel, and getting close to seeing the whole story written out on paper! It’s a good feeling. I started writing it during a low, pretty lonely point in my life and the story has grown with me, in a way. I’ve got the beginning, most of the middle, and the very end written. Now just have to bang out the part between the middle and the ending. After that, my plan is to print off the draft and get it bound with plastic rings then go in and get down to the nitty gritty.

I’ve learned that my process is to get the bones of the story on the page, then add the detail, beauty, and ambiance after the bones are there. Like Anne Lamott said, put the sand in the box and build the sandcastles later.

In other news, I’ve read some good books!

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Book Celebration: You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Hello, all!

I haven’t posted since January. Haven’t been working on the Short Story Challenge at all and will have to offer a hearty #NotSorry for that one. I have kept writing, though! And reading! I have lots of things I’d like to share with you all.

Today I’d like to add a new theme to content on here — Book Celebrations. As writers, wasn’t reading our first love? I get such a high when I read a book that resonates with me, or when I hold a new paperback in my hands with a bright cover and turn pulpy smooth pages with my fingers.

I was intrigued when one of my friends sent me “You are a Badass” by Jen Sincero, the title alone is enough to demand your attention.

Badass - Jen Sincero


The book is divided into Five¬†Parts and 28 Sections. The names are funny and help you ease your way into openness to changing habits. All of those are available on the free preview.¬† Continue reading “Book Celebration: You are a Badass by Jen Sincero”