Correlating Change

I recently realized that some of the feedback I’ve gotten (repeatedly) on Sickybeat is seriously bothering me. So much so that I have not stopped thinking about it since the last time my “Reader Zero” repeated it. I was stewing over the fact that this feedback was more based on her stylistic preference, which IContinue reading “Correlating Change”

From A Wheelchair To A Rock Climbing Wall

Good evening folks! I thought I’d share a piece of writing more like what will be in the Sickybeat book! My 2014 rock climbing adventure follows. Longish post, so you have been warned             When people see me pass by in the mall or grocery store, I can nearly guarantee they don’t think, “I’ll betContinue reading “From A Wheelchair To A Rock Climbing Wall”

Toppled Tables

Someone in my family suffers from Borderline Personality disorder. Most of us have distanced ourselves to a degree in order to keep our lives moving forward. I reached out yesterday, and this person was sweet and silly on video chat. When they sent a message this morning the difference in thinking was unbelievable. If IContinue reading “Toppled Tables”

Petite Storytellers, This One’s for you!

I like to add tools for other writers here when I can, and I have a new tool for short story writers. I’ve been quietly sneaking around the Master’s Review website ( https://mastersreview.com/ ) and newsletters for two years. I kept telling myself, that someday I would enter their short story contest(s), when I wasn’tContinue reading “Petite Storytellers, This One’s for you!”

Finding Your Audience

Good news first, I followed through with the storytelling event last night! I realized one thing after it was over, the event despite being worthwhile, and enjoyable over all I get the feeling that I am not seen in the same way as others there. Much of that sense is likely to be my assumptionContinue reading “Finding Your Audience”

The Good Fear

I have become a more thoughtful and self-aware person in the last decade. But, even if my first book had been a family hit, the anxiety would still be here. I am revealing a part of my mind and thoughts during times of psychosis and selfishness. I am talking about things and people I enjoy that some people find annoying or fill in the ____. I’m asking FOR critique in my style and holes I may have missed in my writing. That vulnerability is hard.

Lip Syncing Update…

My original plan was to lip-Sync my favourite songs so everyone could have a little laugh while getting to know me but, I feel even MORE ridiculous doing that than I do singing.(Dunno HOW that’s possible…But here we are!) That said, here you go! AND happy passover, Easter, Ramadan, and SPRING!

Staying Busy

Hello all! I appreciate your patience as I get this site going! Perfectionism & confusion are like oil and water it turns out. Aren’t you ShOCkeD?!?!? Also not beneficial: frequent illness & an aversion to asking for help. I’m working toward finding balance while I continue to create. In the meanwhile I offer you whatContinue reading “Staying Busy”

A little about me: the extreme oddities

All of my toxic habits served some purpose in their original contexts. I can see looking back on my last decade the cost of my toxic habits has not been worth it. It took so long to see that even after realizing how the big mental tax for these was, I had to face a “mental collections agency” before digging out was possible.