Saturday, September 3, 2016

Let the Holidays Commence

September 22nd, often called the Autumn Equinox, is traditionally considered the beginning of fall, with December 21st marking the beginning of winter. But I have to say, traditional though I may be, that just never quite sat right with me, in large part because I am a Christmas enthusiast and couldn't quite reconcile the idea that winter decor would have to either A) be placed around the house during the fall, or B) wait all the way until the week of Christmas.

Just no.

So crazy though it may seem, I long ago decided that autumn should start at the beginning of September, and winter the beginning of December. Thus, it is by no means crazy that I should begin setting out fall decorations September 1st.

And what are fall decorations if not merely a gateway decor for Halloween, am I right? So yeah, I may or may not have already begun hauling out my Halloween decorations, and I feel not one iota of shame. (Note: I am also one of those annoying people who puts out Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving.)

So I guess what I mean to say - if you're still with me here - is yay, the start of what I like to call Holiday Season (the magical time of year encompassing Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years) has begun!

My husband and I celebrated by watching one of my favorite Halloween-adjacent movies tonight, the delightfully gruesome Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. Gotta love a good fairy tell retelling with automatic weapons, sibling action-duos and best of all, witches.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Insecure Writers Support Group

It's the first Wednesday of the month and time for another Insecure Writers Support Group post. A big shout out to Alex J. Cavanaugh for starting this great outlet for writers looking to help one another and gain support. I'm so excite to be one of this month's co-hosts and can't wait to get around to everyone's blogs. 

This month I'm facing a bit of a challenge. What do you do when you feel like you're stuck in a bit of a publishing black hole? My manuscript hasn't seen the light of day in ages and I'm starting to think that my agent may have lost my number . . . 

I'm not really sure where to go at this point. I'm trying to work on something new but feel very uninspired. Any other writers out there facing similar challenges? What are you doing to climb back toward the light? 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Insecure Writer's Support Group

It's the first Wednesday of the month and time for a new Insecure Writer's Support Group post. Thank you so much to Alex J. Cavanaugh for starting this wonderful outlet for writers, and all his co-hosts for their hard work keeping it running so smoothly. If you're an insecure writer looking for some support, check us out here!

I don't have a lot to say today other than, hi! It's been a long time (so long in fact I have to re-sign up for IWSG . . . good thing it's always there when you need it). I've been away from my blog for a while, distracted with new-Mommy-hood, and it's sometimes a little daunting to dust off the old typewriter (aka. my laptop) and dive back in. It's so nice to have IWSG to come back to for my first post. 

I'm going to try to get around to as many insecure writers as I can today between nap times and play dates, but for those of you I don't get to right away, good luck with all your struggles this month. Can't wait to come by and meet you!