I didn’t get much sleep last night, and I feel like it’s derailing my entire week – losing sleep affects so much! My brain is so off-kilter. 🥴 Like I’m playing catch-up or always a step behind, and that feeling lingers like a bad cold until I get a few full nights’ sleep under my … More Losing Sleep Affects So Much
I’ve seen and heard of readers accusing authors of taking things from other books (My personal favorite instances are someone accusing Tolkien of taking ideas from the Harry Potter series and someone accusing J.K. Rowling of taking ideas from the sparkling vampire books. *cough*). It makes me think that might just be one of the … More Taking Things from Other Books
I’m really struggling to wake up lately. And to stay awake afterward. I don’t know if it’s depression or something else (are there illnesses that only have exhaustion as a symptom?). When I get up, it’s like moving through a fog or wearing weights. Like every motion is extra hard to complete, and I have … More Exhaustion: Depression or Something Else?
What is a romance novel without euphemisms? Is that even possible? They’re such a standard part of the love scenes (even in the books closer to erotica) that I sometimes wonder if you could even write a romance novel without them. Of Euphemisms & Romance Novels What Is a Euphemism? In layman’s terms, a euphemism … More Can You Write a Romance Novel without Euphemisms?
I’m not feeling great, so there won’t be a full post today. In fact, as soon as I post this, I think I’ll go back to sleep. See you Monday!
We’ve all had seemingly great ideas right before falling asleep. Ideas that mysteriously vanish in the morning light unless you keep a pen and notepad next to the bed and quickly scribble them down. But is that memory of great ideas true, or is our brain lying to us? Questions about Those Ideas What If … More Ideas Right Before Falling Asleep
I hope you all have a wonderfully lazy Labor Day! I, personally, plan to make the most of my extra day off. Starting by staying in bed to sleep in (a rarity to be treasured for sure!) – don’t you love that WordPress lets you schedule posts? ;-p Talk to you Wednesday!
One of the biggest downsides to working with background noise for me is that I have a real problem with turning the background noise off mid-song or mid-show. So when I’ve finished the work I need to do in that room, I find myself waiting to go on to the next task in the next … More When This Show’s Over
We all have things we’ve learned from life. Here are 10 I wish I knew 20 years ago. Or even 10 years ago for some of them. Learn from my mistakes. 10 Facts of Life I Learned Later Than I’d Like 1. Abstinence is not the only safe sex without marriage. I come from the … More 10 Facts I Wish I Knew 20 Years Ago
For some reason, my allergies spiked this weekend. Stuffy head, fuzzy brain, and some sneezing. The usual trio. What’s unusual is that when I breathe in (not out), it sounds like a train whistle. Ok, ok. Half of one: “wooo” instead of “wooo wooo.” Unless I breath in twice relatively quickly (and, no). It doesn’t … More Allergies: Of Breathing & Train Whistles