Who Do I Write For? Or thoughts on picking a “niche”.

There's this idea out there - in Freelance Writer Land - that you are better off having a "niche" or a "speciality" if you are to be successful as a freelancer. While I, admittedly,  struggle with this idea, I do believe it is vital to have that clarity and understanding. Now, we all know (you … Continue reading Who Do I Write For? Or thoughts on picking a “niche”.

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My Wish: On Bravery and Dreams

I love to write.  It's that simple. This blog is about my lifelong journey as a writer, but also about my quest for bravery. I have struggled and fallen many, many times. I have been divorced twice. I have filed bankruptcy. I have left jobs and careers with nothing on the horizon other than a … Continue reading My Wish: On Bravery and Dreams

5 Things to Say YES! to

If you follow me on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) then you may already be familiar with what I am referring to as my "YES!" deck. #asindeckofcards My YES! deck is a seemingly random compilation of images (many are photos taken by my lovely and talented daughter.) She is a teenager and is nice enough … Continue reading 5 Things to Say YES! to

Doses of Inspiration or “Did you know you can follow me on Instagram?”

I don't know if you knew this, but every once in a while, when I hear something juicy and inspiring, or if I need an extra kick in the pants (like, when don't I, really?) I will create a little meme and share it on my social media. Something like this quote by one of … Continue reading Doses of Inspiration or “Did you know you can follow me on Instagram?”

Poem of the Week: You Are There by Erica Jong

Dear Reader, I would like to share with you, from time to time, poems I come across that speak to me for whatever reason. I aspire to do this regularly, but if I say that I may well jinx myself, so let's just pretend I never said anything, mmmmmKay? So, today's poem is by Erica … Continue reading Poem of the Week: You Are There by Erica Jong

Happy Things: Success! Birdhouse Photo Uploaded!

Yahoo, Dear Reader, Yahoo!I am sooo proud of myself - finally able to upload photos to the blog. This is a photo of a birdhouse I saw at the UCSC Life Lab garden last week. Like I said, I am not sure why birdhouses make me happy, they just do and for now, that is … Continue reading Happy Things: Success! Birdhouse Photo Uploaded!