There have been some amazing posts across the interwebs of late - posts about the dark side of this biz. The emotional side. Natalie Whipple's inspirational post about her struggles. Or Beth Revis' post about some of the feelings she wrestles with daily. I know from my conversations with my own CPs and writerly friends … Continue reading The long road
Okay, so I had this fab post all written for today and yea...this isn't it. Instead bring you the best advice EV.ER... As most of you know, I spin. A LOT. Meaning, I get stressed about really stupid stuff and have a hard time letting it go. (See the real reason I wrote EMOTIONAL INTENSITY!) … Continue reading Best Advice EV.ER
First off, I want to say THANK YOU to the fabulous people who stopped by yesterday to meet Beth - you guys are awesome!! Next, today's post: Walking THROUGH fear (no matter what demons lurk in the shadows) It is no secret that I chat with my online writerly buds. A Lot. Some times we … Continue reading Walking THROUGH Fear…and other writerly musts
It's Blog Chain time again. Kat started this round with a great question in honor of Halloween: What are the primary fears that drive your characters? Do they battle aliens or gangsters or monsters? Or do they battle unreconciled issues in their lives? Which do you prefer writing about? What do you fear? … Continue reading Blog Chain: A Lesson in Fear!
I hiked up a jagged cliff in my dreams last night, compelled to move forward by an overwhelming since of dread. My whole body shook from the physical strain of climbing the rock face. Sweat dripped from my brow as I pushed myself further, ignoring the pain shooting up my legs. I reach the top of … Continue reading My Dance with Fear
Happy Friday everyone. I hope this week has been good. Today I'm reflecting on the power of gratitude to end fear. "When you are grateful, fears disappear and abundance appears" – Anthony Robbins As most of you know, I spend my days working with children between the ages of about 11 and 15 as … Continue reading 40 Days of Gratitude, Day 10: Through the Eyes of Fear
Last week I started a few projects that are a real stretch for me – something that will take me out of my comfort zone. In contemplating these new endeavors, and my excitement (and fear), I thought about the meaning of risk, fear and courage. Life is riddled with things we could choose to … Continue reading Jumping in to the deep end – head first…