“I’m not going to make it!”

“I’m not going to make it!”

Somehow — SOMEHOW — November is over. Thanksgiving was last week here in the States, and my mental calendar gears have clanked from “almost Thanksgiving” over to “almost Christmas”. This time of year always looks so good on blogs, too. All golden lights and hot drinks—it’s easy to get totally run over by the actual, …

My Magic Word Count Formula

OK, book friends, I have a confession: I don’t actually like NaNoWriMo. I mean, don’t get me wrong. The camaraderie, the ‘let’s just DO THIS!’ attitude is great. But banging out 50K+ words in only one month, especially if it’s someone’s first crack at a novel, is pretty much insane. When you do the math, …

Get to Know Me!

  Hey, bookish friends! I haven’t posted a ton about myself on here yet, so here are five things about me : ) I have a dog named Rally — he is such a cuddle buddy! He’s almost 100 lbs., but he’s totally up for living the lap dog life if you let him. I …

My Boss Fired My Spirit Animal

I decided to give meditation a try while I was living in Beijing. I had done meditation sort of on and off before, but I never managed to get into a regular practice. With work stress making it harder and harder to breathe each day, I figured there was no time like the present. It …