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30 Days to My Best Me Challenge, week 1

It's the end of the first week in the Day Designer "30 Days To Your Best You" Challenge, and I thought I'd check in with some notes on how I've been doing. First of all, let me just say that I wasn't entirely sure what this challenge was going to be about, aside from trying to make some new habits. So I've been a little surprised by some of the habits they are encouraging people to take up Continue Reading...

Another 30-day challenge?! Why I’m taking the Day Designer May Challenge

As long-time readers of this blog may have already guessed, I'm a sucker for a good challenge. 30-day challenges are my biggest motivator in life, for whatever reason, so when I saw that Day Designer was offering a free "30 Days To Your Best You" Challenge, I knew I had to sign up. The goal of this challenge is to focus on daily habits. Having recently read Gretchen Rubin's Better Than Before, Continue Reading...

Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon: Hour 12 — Halfway There!

I'm at hour 12 of Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon, and they're running a Mid-Event Survey, so here are their questions and my answers. 1. What are you reading right now? Glitter by Aprilynne Pike. It's set in a retro-futuristic recreation of the palace of Versailles. Trippy! 2. How many books have you read so far? Two so far. (Glitter and A Study in Scarlet.) But, to be fair, I've also Continue Reading...

Prepping for Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon

Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon is happening this Saturday, April 29! Will you be reading? First things first... What's a READATHON?! Answer: A reading challenge! It's like a marathon for readers. Dewey's is a 24-hour challenge, which means you can drop in during the 24-hour time period, or try to read for 24 hours straight through. With naps, of course. And snack breaks. And lots and lots of Continue Reading...

Win a $1,000 Manuscript Critique!

This weekend the 10 Minute Novelists kicked off an online auction to help plan their first-ever conference – to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio (2018). If you're not already a part of this fantastic online group... what are you waiting for? Seriously, they've got the best online community I've found in my years searching for lively writing groups, and they sponsor annual events like the 365 Continue Reading...