Weekend Updates

This past week, I have been working to complete several writing tasks while balancing a full-time job, dealing with a broken water heater, and catching up on daily chores after being on vacation for a full week. Needless to say, it has been hectic, but I have managed to stay afloat and accomplish more thanContinue reading “Weekend Updates”

Writing on Vacation

My boyfriend and I took a trip to Denver this past week. He was sent here on a work conference, and we decided to stay in town for a few days after the conference ended to turn the trip into a vacation. While he has already flown home since he booked his flight separately throughContinue reading “Writing on Vacation”

Steps I Am Taking to Develop My Writing Portfolio

I am happy to report that our little house in the country, once again, has internet. The stubbornly optimistic side of me overpowered the millennial part of me – I actually wasn’t too upset we went so long without internet. I honestly think I even enjoyed the detachment from the outside world. I was ableContinue reading “Steps I Am Taking to Develop My Writing Portfolio”

Shooting for the Moon Without Internet and Other Writing Challenges

There used to be a motivational poster that circulated the teachers’ classrooms when I was in grade school. Like all motivational posters, it served as an attempt to inspire students before they became fully jaded by life’s injustices. Shoot for the moon, the poster read, even if you miss, you will land among the stars.Continue reading “Shooting for the Moon Without Internet and Other Writing Challenges”

Writing While Working: Updates

Today is my third day of incorporating writing into my work day (in the morning before work, during my lunch break and after work). I wanted to post an update about how this week was going and some of my feedback for trying out this schedule. My day starts at 7:00 AM on Tuesdays, andContinue reading “Writing While Working: Updates”

Working in Writing While Working this Week

I am finding time for alliteration even while working a full-time job! I woke up this morning with a goal in mind: find as many ways to work in writing this week. I have been in training for my new job the last two weeks and while I have been able to write a little,Continue reading “Working in Writing While Working this Week”

What a Week of Reading My Friends’ Writing Taught Me

This past week, I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to read the writing of several friends. One of these friends lives across the state, one is traveling through Australia at the moment, and the two others form my local writing group that meets every other week an hour from my town. DespiteContinue reading “What a Week of Reading My Friends’ Writing Taught Me”

Jobs, Dogs, and Plots: Reevaluating My Writing Schedule

As I mentioned in a previous post, I find that life often calls for a reevaluation of my writing schedule. This week has proven to be the case and for two great reasons. The first is that Alex and I adopted a dog from the local shelter. We have been talking about doing so forContinue reading “Jobs, Dogs, and Plots: Reevaluating My Writing Schedule”

Tips for Saving Money as a Writer

Like many writers I know, I would love to be able to write full-time and to get paid while doing so. As of yet, however, I am still working towards that goal (though I do believe it is possible!). In the meantime, I find it necessary to work a job that provides enough income butContinue reading “Tips for Saving Money as a Writer”

Living a Life of Writing: Volunteering at the Local Library

If you were to ask me what influenced my interest in writing the most, I would answer without hesitation – growing up within walking distance of a public library. I lived within a block of the library for most of my childhood, and I visited it on average two or three times each week. IContinue reading “Living a Life of Writing: Volunteering at the Local Library”