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...

A to Z Challenge: Week 3 Roundup

Week 3 of the A to Z Challenge is almost through, so here's another round-up of all the items I've written at my new blog, World's Coolest Jobs! In case you missed them, here are posts M through R: [author_list style="star"] Melodic, Multi-Talented and Magnificent Jobs Nifty, Neato, Noticed Jobs Original, Outstanding, Obtainable Jobs Philosophically and Potentially Perfect Continue Reading...

A to Z Challenge: Week 2 Roundup

Week 2 of the A to Z Challenge is almost through, so here's another round-up of all the items I've written at my new blog, World's Coolest Jobs! In case you missed them, here are posts G through L: [author_list style="star"] Great, Grand Gigs! Hifalutin, Hilarious, Humbling Jobs Intelligent, Intriguing, Inimitable Jobs Joyful, Jubilant, Jaunty Jobs Keen, Knowledgeable, Continue Reading...

Starting a new project – and I need your help!

So, I started writing haiku about random celebrities a while back, just for fun. I included a few of them in my mini book, Haiku For Haters, like the one about Prince declaring the Internet "over." (Which, by the way, I still find hilarious.) Mostly these poems are tiny snapshots of a celebrity moment – whether it's recorded on film, described in a book or article about them, or viewed in a Continue Reading...

5K Walk/Run/Write Challenge 2017

This weekend is the 10 Minute Novelists' semi-annual 5K Walk/Run/Write Challenge, and I wanted to chronicle my adventure! The basic gist of this challenge is that participants must either walk or run a 5K course (you can plot your own course, run/walk on a treadmill or elliptical machine, or join an official race depending on your circumstances) AND write 5,000 (i.e. 5K) words within the same Continue Reading...

A to Z Challenge: Week 1 Roundup

Week 1 of the A to Z Challenge is almost over, so I've decided to post a round-up of all the items I've written at my new blog, World's Coolest Jobs! In case you missed them, here are posts A through F: [author_list style="star"] A is for Astronaut B is for Beekeeper C is for Clandestine Service Delightful, Daunting and Dependable Jobs Exciting, Enigmatic and Existential Continue Reading...

First A to Z post = tomorrow, First Blog-In = MONDAY, April 3

As noted in a previous post, I am scheduling several different San Diego Blog-Ins this month for the A to Z Challenge. However, I neglected to mention an important fact: I will NOT be leading a Blog-In on Sunday, April 2! Why not? Because one of my BFFs4Lyfe is going to be in town this weekend, from halfway across the country, and therefore I will be otherwise engaged, trolling all of the best Continue Reading...