Posts made in January, 2014

A rant, or possibly a question, about Young Adult books

A rant, or possibly a question, about Young Adult books

For those of you who followed my Super Duper Top Secret Writing Project, it should come as no surprise that I’ve been reading A TON of Young Adult books over the past few months trying to wrap my head around whether or not the Young Adult book I wrote is publishable. I’ve really enjoyed many of the books I’ve read. Most of them have way too much sexual content for me to be...

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You are an artist… even if you can’t draw a straight line

You are an artist… even if you can’t draw a straight line

One of the things I hear all the time from people when I talk about my art journal journey is “well, I’m not an artist.” Time to call out that lie! Okay, so maybe you think you aren’t an artist. I get that. I bought into that lie for a long time, and even got rid of some of my art because it “wasn’t good.” I can’t draw to save my life, and if you...

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The healing power of art, friendship, and Truth

The healing power of art, friendship, and Truth

One of the biggest blessings in my art journaling journey has been to see how many inner wounds it has healed. I’m doing a number of different art journal projects, and one of the most daunting things has been that a lot of the challenges ask you to do some kind of self-portrait. I’m going to be honest here. I HATE pictures of myself. I’m not like some people, who completely...

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New Year, Better Me!

New Year, Better Me!

Happy New Year!! I was looking at one of the ad campaigns we’re supporting for work called New Year, New You. Now, no offense to the folks who came up with that idea, but the more I’ve thought about it, the more I don’t like that idea. For the most part, I like who I am. I don’t want to find a new me, I just want a better me. Which I think is the whole point of New...

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Taxes for the writer guest blog

I’m guest blogging today over at Seriously Write, sharing my thoughts on taxes. A great way to start your year off right! http://networkedblogs.com/Ssg9L

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