• End of the year reflections

    End of the year reflections

    So, this was 2022, right? Whoo… I am not tempting fate in saying that 2023 will be my year, or anyone’s year. Like a great many others have said on social media, we’re all going to tip toe in quietly. Work Reflections Other than one large wrinkle work wise with having to take a break […] Read more

  • ACHOO! Avoiding the office cold when everyone else caught it.

    ACHOO! Avoiding the office cold when everyone else caught it.

    It’s that season again (ask me how I know!) where everyone is down with a cold or the flu. COVID-19 is still out there. But everyone else around you is sniffling or looking like death warmed over. First off, it’s not easy. The viruses (virii?) can be airborne. 1 – Work from Home If you […] Read more

  • What happened to Kristan’s Desk?

    What happened to Kristan’s Desk?

    Some of you may have noticed (or not) that there was a rather large change to both branding and the name of the site. Yes, I was once known as Kristan Cannon both as an author and freelance writer but I’ve changed my name, legally, to Meredith Cannon. Long story short, I have been trying […] Read more

  • The Writing Process – Part Four – The Second Draft

    The Writing Process – Part Four – The Second Draft

    The series: The Story So Far… I have a feeling there are more than a few people reading how much work goes into a novel before anyone remotely close to publishing looks at it has probably had an eye-opening experience. While, yes, there are some who can and do “pants” it, I’m not one of […] Read more

  • Yes, that is a massive site wide update.

    Yes, that is a massive site wide update.

    In the past few days, my website has undergone a sweeping change and while there are still a few tweaks to make I’m happy with it. The largest change is the double migration. First, I migrated the entire site from Wix to Shopify and now I’ve migrated again to WordPress itself. There was a method […] Read more

  • The Low Down on Spam

    The Low Down on Spam

    It’s the (thankfully) endless inbox alerts only to find that in between the real customers reaching out there are at least four more messages that are spam instead. Don’t get me wrong, a busy inbox is a good inbox but spam drives down productivity because now you have to filter through that to find the real client emails. Read more