• Getting back on track healthwise… My Epic Fail.

    Getting back on track healthwise… My Epic Fail.

    Long story short – don’t ignore warning signs, especially if you have an early warning system like a smartwatch with that ability. In fact, if not for the said smartwatch, we still wouldn’t know about the possible other issues past the anxiety attack. Get one. Doesn’t have to be something expensive, or even new, but get one. Read more

  • Trying to get back on track health wise

    Trying to get back on track health wise

    Trying to make positive lifestyle changes is like this: Studies say one thing will increase health and another will say it’s bad. I get that things change as information and research increases understanding but it makes things damn difficult to figure out. Also, my lifestyle and how busy things are (and how sideways things are […] Read more

  • The Writing Process – Part Three – The First Draft

    The Writing Process – Part Three – The First Draft

    et’s face it, that little flashing indicator in any word processing program when you start a fresh, new page that has nothing else on it is still as intimidating as hell. You can, and will, get stuck in the ever-revolving rut of not even wanting to start creating because “What if it sucks?” Read more

  • The Writing Process – Part Two – The Outline

    The Writing Process – Part Two – The Outline

    Without actually writing a scene, I figure out what will happen in that scene by answering the 5 W’s and 1 H above. If the scene needs another scene to expand on that, I keep adding paragraphs to expand on it. To keep track of these, I use Scrivener. Each time I have to add a scene, I add one and use the index tile for that text as the outline for that scene. Read more

  • Hiring a Freelance Writer: How Much Does It Really Cost?

    Hiring a Freelance Writer: How Much Does It Really Cost?

    Ah, you’ve asked a real question there and I’m sure you’ll be rolling your eyes when I answer with, “It depends.” Very nice, Kristan, we get that. But on what does it depend? The thing about freelance writing is that you have to ask what you are looking for in a writer. Are you looking […] Read more

  • The Curse of the Squeaky Audio

    The Curse of the Squeaky Audio

    I have a quirk. At least, that’s what my friends tell me. The problem is that it’s not exactly a quirk. I hate talking on a phone. You can text me, email me, or write me a letter (don’t see much the latter anymore, though) but unless I know you and the number you’re calling […] Read more