• Books,  Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Writing World

    Some Thoughts On Book Reviews

    I was watching a BookTuber do reviews one day and was struck by something I’ve never thought of before. This came after February’s IWSG (insecure writer’s support group) question that asked: “How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader?” I admit I couldn’t relate to the question. Sure, my reading went through a slump a couple of years ago when my writing did. And sure, writing has gotten me back to reading, and reading has gotten me back to writing many times. But I’ve always been a writer. And a reader. When I was listening to this BookTuber rate a book she liked “2.75” stars (no joke) –…

  • Facts of Life,  Fun,  Motivation,  Writing Journey

    The Very Definition of Insanity

    Today’s post is inspired by something I saw during a season three episode of Parks & Recreation: WORD CLOUDS!! ^_^ Recently, I had another writing meltdown. My sister gave me a pep talk and then sent me a motivational video on YouTube that night that I watched it in the middle of watching Beetlejuice. Somewhere in the days after that, and another silly horror flick from the late 80s/early 90s era, I reflected on another horrible meltdown I had that resulted in me writing absolutely nothing for two years. Sure, I thought about it all the time, but I wouldn’t even try. Early in 2012, about a year after I started writing…