Setting up an email list

I’ve finally broken down and listened to the advice many successful authors have passed on for years. No, it’s not, ‘Write every day.’ I’ve given up ever pulling that off while I have small children and live in the frozen north (for the record, I do try to follow that advice, but my version goes something more like, ‘PrayContinue reading “Setting up an email list”

What my search for quotable lines taught me

My inner critic hates me. I know you’re all saying she’s supposed to be critical, but I think you underestimate her. She really hates me. Or maybe you know the feeling. Maybe your inner critic is just as vicious. To combat the critical voice from hell that lives inside me, I try to tell myselfContinue reading “What my search for quotable lines taught me”

They say a picture is worth a thousand words . . .

I say a picture is worth a million words, especially if it falls under one of these categories: Spontaneous life. In-the-moment happiness, goofiness, and all-around surprise. Nothing beats these photographs. They are so much better than the other ones. You know which ones I’m talking about. Those where we pose our kids like wooden dollsContinue reading “They say a picture is worth a thousand words . . .”

Why I Deleted Everything on My Pinterest Account

One of the first emails I saw this morning came from a mail autobot. It told me someone had left a comment on one of my pins over at Pinterest. This never happens. I get emails all the time about people re-pinning pins I’ve pinned, but never a comment. I opened it. It was from another Pinterest user, telling me IContinue reading “Why I Deleted Everything on My Pinterest Account”