Tagged with Arts

Facing My Fear

I am going to admit something that I have never admitted before.  To anyone.  Not even myself really. I am scared.  Don’t mistake me – – I am no Doomsday Prepper.  I don’t have a bomb shelter and I don’t keep an emergency supply of food, water, medicines and basic necessities that will keep me … Continue reading

People Like Me Are Why You Need a Good Proofreader

Poor grammar and spelling appear to be an epidemic affecting our country.  Okay, so maybe it’s not as newsworthy or mind blowing as obesity, gun control, homelessness, etc.  But for self-titled Grammar Nazis like myself, finding free and loose spelling and grammar in print is like nails on a chalkboard.  (Insert high-pitched screech here).   Unfortunately I … Continue reading

Get Excited!

I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it From The Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited” The title of this post is fairly ironic, given that I am writing this in my pajamas, wishing that I didn’t have to get ready and go to work today.  I can honestly say I am rarely excited about … Continue reading

Originally posted on Live to Write – Write to Live:
            When you meet someone for the first time, how do you reply to their inevitable question, “What do you do?” When I held my first jobs, I was always excited to reply with my newly acquired title. “I’m an editorial assistant,” I said, straight…

Originally posted on becomeanauthor:
  A number of years ago I was at a writers conference. We were between seminars, waiting for lunch, if I recall, when I found myself talking to a few other writers. We got to exchanging stories of woe, how we couldn’t get published and the cards were so much stacked…

Critiqued

Last night was the night.  I received my critique from my draft first chapter. I can’t lie.  I was disappointed.  The idea I have is good but my writing is an issue.  The first half of my chapter was too much “telling” and not “showing”.  My instructor noted that she was quickly bored and I … Continue reading

And I’m Back!

Okay, so I’ve been horrible about posting daily.  In fact, it’s been two weeks since I posted last.  I have no excuse other than life always seems to get in the way.  And by life I mean working at my job (that most days I don’t like), paying bills, grocery shopping, running errands, the Husband … Continue reading

One of the Best Decisions I’ve Made

If you read my post from Saturday evening, you know that I planned to attend the UCLA Writers Faire yesterday.  I did attend and let me tell you, it was one of the best decisions I’ve made! It was so comforting, rewarding and inspiring to be around like-minded people (or equally obsessed people!) and I’m … Continue reading