I recently participated in my first-ever Instagram author’s challenge. You’d think that someone who’d been a marketing manager – as in, paid real money to develop and activate marketing strategies for a living – would be aaalll over the marketing for her own writing work. You’d think that, and you’d be right to snicker a […]
Note taking 101.
Is it possible to plan yourself into paralysis?
I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but this year I’m staring down the barrel of (at least) one family member’s wedding, a multi-decade high school reunion, and a cruise. Not only do I need to boost my stamina and endurance for these exciting events, I would love to feel comfortable in something other than sweatpants […]
My family gathered ’round the kitchen table early afternoon the day after Thanksgiving. Football was on, the kids were heavy into a foosball tournament, and us grownup-types were snacking and visiting. Waltzing down memory lane over leftover turkey. It was good stuff. The visiting, that is, not the leftover turkey (although that was pretty good […]
In my previous career, my employer was a big proponent of the management principle “measure what matters.” They had quantifiable goals for just about everything, from length of employment to number of phone calls the customer care line answered in an hour to how many Facebook ‘likes’ each post received. It’s been several years since […]
I think it was near the end of fourth grade when my child started incorporating some of the Disney-channelisms into his everyday language. Everything remotely good that happened, whether it was a bowl of cereal or a three-point basket became “epic!” On the other hand, if something didn’t quite work out – a stray […]
I almost gave up again. On writing, that is. Between daily life and the holidays and new school/job, I’ve been struggling to make time to put words on the page. It’s too much, I told myself. It will keep, I reassured myself. I can always try again after____ is over, I promised myself. Somewhere in […]