Doodle Journal: 2018 Goals

I created some goals — nothing too restrictive — for 2018 in the form of a doodle page in my new journal. I have discovered this way of journaling on Instagram and fell in love. Not only does it allow me to practice brush lettering and decorative doodles, but it also helps me focus on key words to inspire/motivate me and that express my current moods/feelings.

Off the Grid…

I kind of have been checked out lately. From writing, social media, blogging… well, from life really.  Not to worry.  This is my own bizarre way of writer’s block. Writing is definitely the key to my soul. If I am unmotivated to put words together then I am listless in my actual life. I am

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An Author's Plague: To Write Or Not To Write

I’m a writer, duh, the answer is: write.  Sometimes I don’t feel like writing the novel I’m working on, or the article, or blog post either.  It always seems I want to write something that I’m not currently writing.  An article due today?  Oh, suddenly, I’m hit with inspiration for the novel. I’m sure it’s

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Don't Be A Victim Of Self-Inflicted Pressure

When I chose a path of journalism and being an author, it was not to make money. It was to fulfill my inner desires and goals; it was to connect with myself and other people, and nothing made me happier. But, I always doubted myself because society says a career is where most of your income is created. There were times in my career where I didn’t make a dime — sure, there were perks, like free concerts, CDs, DVDs, clothes and to hang out with celebrities, but ultimately, I did it because I loved it all…