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Rejection is the Best Motivation

Rejection is the Best Motivation

So I struggle with submitting stories. The why of that is complicated and many-faceted, and (at least on the surface) has little to do with rejection. I will attempt to unpack this. I see this difficulty as a self-discipline issue, […]

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Shaking Off 2017: Looking Forward and Tackling the Big Things

Shaking Off 2017: Looking Forward and Tackling the Big Things

Today’s post will be short and sweet, and likely repetitive, since I’ve done all the year-end update posts possible and we’re not yet past January 1st—not that my goals are ready to go anyway. I still need to take a […]

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Revising Expectations. Again.

Revising Expectations. Again.

Expectations are funny things. I’m trying to be ok with the likelihood that I won’t make an important goal. I probably won’t make it, even though I made it easy on myself and set the bar low. Which goal? Submitting […]

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Goals Check-In, The Third

Goals Check-In, The Third

My two months of breakneck scheduling are finally coming to an end. August and September have not felt like great months for reaching any goals, but we’ll see what (if anything) I can check off. Writing Story submissions? Not a […]

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Forgiveness: Practicing What I Preach

Forgiveness: Practicing What I Preach

The power is out as I type this Sunday night. Hope it comes back on in time to schedule my Monday post, because I don’t know when I could post it tomorrow. This has become yet another practice at forgiveness […]

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Procrastination Rears Its Ugly Monster Head

Procrastination Rears Its Ugly Monster Head

The procrastination monster has returned! Time to cower in my blanket fort and listen to the whoosh of missed deadlines. How have I procrastinated? Let me count the ways: 1. Baby Stuff Two months out from our baby-day estimate, I […]

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