The long game isn’t always pretty when achieving your dream.

It’s one of those days when you realize you have to play a long game to reach your goal.

The long game sucks.

I am sick to my stomach… who allowed me to publish a book? Your fired!

Friends and family are amazing! They will hype you up until you believe that you should run for political office, become a comedian, start a lifestyle brand, or become an influencer… They will tell you to publish that book! Why in the world did I listen? My book is live. You can find it onContinue reading “I am sick to my stomach… who allowed me to publish a book? Your fired!”

So, you want to publish on Amazon? Great! It turns out it is not so easy…

So, you wrote the book, you have a social media following, and someone made sure all the words were spelled correctly…what is next? Figuring out the seven key phrases you will use for marketing purposes.

Social media and the writer- a guide to surviving tweets, memes, and posts.

According to all the websites- you have to be relevant on ALL social media platforms is you want to be successful at anything! Oh, Dear God- this is stressful!

Oh Christmas Tree. Oh Christmas Tree! Please don’t die before Christmas….

The Christmas tree sitting proudly in my living room is dying. Hand cut two days after Thanksgiving; it is already beginning to show its age.

Reflections on rejoining corporate America.

Friends! What a journey into the real world of a 9-5 job! Culture shock! I am the first to admit that my last two jobs were, in fact, ‘work from home’, in the sense that I did travel- but my home base was my home office, and all of my supplies were haphazardly placed inContinue reading “Reflections on rejoining corporate America.”

How to write a book! By a non-published writer.

Friends, The clock is ticking down to my first day back at work. In an office. With people. During specific hours. Yuck. I have spent the last week working on finishing my book. That book that has sat within the confines of my computer for almost a year. And during this process, I have learnedContinue reading “How to write a book! By a non-published writer.”

When dreams do come true.

I looked down at the journal in my hands-  Day 18,645- Still hot. The coffee is still not good. Going to read today. Maybe go for a walk. And as always- write.   I looked at the plate of food sitting in front of me. What could a girl do to get a cheeseburger around here?Continue reading “When dreams do come true.”

The Last Train Stop…

Metal clanging against metal reverberated through the air. After waking up with a start, Katie quickly closed her eyes against the blinding light. For a moment, she lay still, trying to get her bearings, but all she heard was a slight hum of movement. Where was she?  Slowly, Katie opened her left eye, wincing atContinue reading “The Last Train Stop…”

I accidentally accepted a good paying job.

Friends, Knowing me for any length of time, you’d know that I flop like a dead fish into opportunities rather than gracefully land on my feet. That is what happened to me today. It has been at least four days since I confirmed my intention not to return to work. I announced to the worldContinue reading “I accidentally accepted a good paying job.”