So writers, know that your words are your superpower. And though your self-doubt may be your kryptonite, and your Imposter Syndrome may keep you from leaping to action, know that it’s part of what makes you powerful.
Remember the movie Bambi? I do. It’s a cute movie with some seriously real death and maybe a few outdated ideals. But that’s all beside the point. The one quote I’d like everyone to remember is this: In case you’re on your phone and you’re pushing your monthly bandwidth, or you’re not a fan… Continue reading No One Wants Your Shitty Opinion
Is this the right room for an argument? After anything of note happens in the world – especially in the event of tragedy – our media outlets become torrents of speculation, opinion, and outright lies. Social media, in turn, becomes a swamp of logical fallacy. It’s as predictable as the sunrise. This phenomenon was particularly… Continue reading Beyond Belief – 9 Tips for Researching Your Opinions
In a world where it seems like everyone has an opinion on how to raise kids, and many of them seem to suck, I’m going to offer mine. Take it, leave it, or do what you will, these are the messages I find myself giving my kids (and myself) over and over again. Your body,… Continue reading 21 Things I Tell My Kids
I have my 90 day review at my “new” job today… I quote “new” because honestly, it feels like I never had a career prior to being a full-time writer. Sure, I have a bunch of IT knowledge and business smarts that I’ve amassed over the years. However, each day is now a day that… Continue reading My Favorite Job
This post is for MiMi on This post is for MiMi on her seventeenth birthday. I can’t believe it’s here. I really can’t. But all I can say is, “damn, girl… you’re amazing.”
Just a few years ago, I’d never have been able to say those words. I’d be like McSorley, unable to grasp the gravity of the moment, thinking all was well and that I had everything under control, even as I was losing it.
Now I know when to throw up the lifeline.
The truth is, back then, I’d given up on writing fiction. It wasn’t that I didn’t have ideas… it wasn’t that I lacked the time (well, any more than I do now)…
Back then, I felt storm-beaten and time-worn. At that point in my life, I was exhausted on every level. I’d completely lost touch with myself.
Say it with me: “There is no such thing as ready, and now is as good a time as any.”
Alan Rickman pictured himself as an old man, living in peace, surrounded by family.