*this post was originally posted on the Soul Mate Publishing website* **PSA: Book 2's title will be announced soooooon!!! As always, newsletter subscribers get first peek** My husband and I win the gold medal for Failing Vacations. One night into our…
A dry creative well is a real problem to us creative types. As much as we want to be able to create forever, we are not bionic. Yet. So how can we refill that creative well when it runs dry…
If you’ve ever tried to pick up watercolor only to shake your fist at the ceiling lightbulbs screaming “I DEFY YOU UNIVERSE!” because, once again, your painting has been foiled and your paintbrush is permanently embedded in the far wall . . . chances are you’ve run into the key ingredient needed for successful watercolor paintings:
Congratulations to SoSheri, for winning Day "E"'s giveaway of Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor! G stands for Guy Kawasaki (an author and "former chief evangelist of Apple") and his words of wisdom, which I thought echoed nicely…
I spent this weekend hunched over watercolor paper, surrounded by fellow artists and mounds of paint. I participated in a four-day Susan Blackwood workshop, where the theme of the weekend was Finding Your Voice through practical painting concepts.
As I jotted down notes, I was startled by how similar the concepts were to writing.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’d know one of the biggest obstacles in my life is my health. Like any good writer, I have daily (or weekly!) goals I aim for to make sure the novel in my head ends up as a fatty word document in my hand.
But how can you continue making progress on a novel and grow as a writer when migraines keep you clinging to ice packs and pain killers like a koala to a tree?
Here are 5 ways to keep writing and growing despite those migraines: