Editor’s Notebook 2

The Editor’s Notebook posts are my place to share the things I’m loving this week and other random links that have caught my eye. Enjoy! What I’m Loving This Week The Habits of Successful People: They Start Small. Baby steps, baby steps, baby steps. If you’re procrastinating, then your tasks aren’t small enough. Break ‘em […]

Editor’s Notebook 1

Welcome to the very first Editor’s Notebook! If you’re anything like me (and of course you are—why else would you be reading my blog?), then you probably have dozens of notebooks, scribbled-on bits of paper, and Post-Its all over the place. That’s how editors’ minds work. We have hundreds of creative ideas spinning around our […]

My Birthday Gift to You

When I was a little girl, I used to love inviting all my friends over for a huge party to celebrate my birthday. There would be games, movies, pizza, music, and tons of giggling. And there’d always be a stack of brightly colored gifts just for me. Sure, it was fun to unwrap all those […]

New! Find Your Answers in the Library

One of my favorite things to do is to curl up on the couch and bury my head in a good book. I bet you love losing yourself in a fabulous story too. I get most of my reading material from the local library because I can’t say no to free resources. It’s also a […]

How to Get Started When You’re Completely Overwhelmed

There are always warning signs right before someone totally loses it. Maybe their desks get increasingly messier as the week goes on, empty coffee cups pile up at their feet, their eyes start twitching, and they can frequently be heard sighing or whimpering in their cubicles. Maybe that’s you? It’s been me on many occasions. […]

What to Do When It Feels Like Your Life Has No Direction

“So what do you want to do with your life?” I was 20 years old, and my father and I were having another tense conversation about the direction my life was taking…or rather, lack of direction. Five years earlier I had survived a suicide attempt, and I had been slowly putting together the pieces of […]