Category: Self Improvement

Camp NaNoWriMo and What’s Next?

This post is a little late because I’ve been on a much needed vacation which involved nothing so exciting as not having anything scheduled and a little day trip to St. Augustine. After completing my Camp NaNoWriMo goal I took 10 days off from…

Grief is a Curious Thing

Spring has been a bit of a doozy this year. My mother, who had been in decline for over a decade, passed away right before Mother’s Day. The timing was unexpected but her death was something the whole family had been on alert for….

Scheduling Creativity

Lately I have been binging on Kate Cavanaugh‘s YouTube videos. I, like many of her recent subscribers, found her through her series of “I tried writing like…” (in my case it was the Stephen King one). The compelling part of the series is how…

Sketching Vs. Improvising

Whether you are a writer or an artist there’s the uniform recommendation to make an outline of your story or a sketch of your work in order to provide yourself with direction. The wisdom states that if you want to be good at creating…

Finishing What You Start

So, you’ve been inspired lately and you’ve worked on translating the idea in your head into a creative medium. You work on it for awhile and although it seemed like it was going well, you hit a wall and everything you do seems to…

Finding Inspiration & What to do After

There are several layers to the topic of inspiration. As the child of artists I’ve found it readily available but being inspired and knowing what to do with inspiration are often very separate issues. I’ve talked about my plans for this blog shifting from…

First Week of 2019 Impressions

Freshly finished BuJo page days before Santa brought me my Christmas coal cold.I wanted to write a follow up to my post about New Years goals/resolutions but as it would happen I spent the end of 2018 and the start of 2019 being somewhat…

Recap, Review and Resolutions

Hoping everyone had a happy holiday season (assuming you celebrate any November/December holidays). I’d spotted these survey results about states with most/least holiday spirit and happen to be from one with a grinchy ‘tude and live in another but I still enjoy the season….