I love podcasts. I listen to podcasts about writing, editing, creativity, entrepreneurship, or ones that are purely inspirational. I use the time getting dressed and the commute to and from work each day to listen. Some days that is almost two hours of podcast listening time! My current favorite podcasts are: The Creative Penn Podcast […]Read More Born to Write – Coach Azul’s Podcast
Last night I went to our local indie movie theatre in Boise, Idaho and watched the Manhattan Short Film Festival. It’s amazing how many passionate directors, producers, screenwriters, and actors are out there that are unknown (at least here in the US) but producing great work. It was an amazing and enjoyable evening! Typically I’ve […]Read More 8 Minutes Award-Winning Short Film @manhattanshort
Usually I attend Science Fiction conferences. I love traveling and attending them all over the country. But when a big entrepreneur conference like ConvertKit’s Craft + Commerce comes to my town, well I couldn’t pass that up. ConvertKit was started right here in Boise, Idaho by our own Nathan Barry. Go BOY-see! This conference was […]Read More ConvertKit Craft + Commerce Conference 2017 #craftcommerce #Bloggers
I’ve been a fan of Jeff Goins for many years. I wept through Wrecked, found my voice through You Are a Writer, and was motivated after reading The Art of Work. So of course I was going to buy his latest, Real Artists Don’t Starve! I bought it on audible because I couldn’t wait to […]Read More Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins
As a young adult author and voracious reader, I try to make it to as many YA book signings, readings, and discussions as I can. Next week, here in downtown Boise, Idaho I will get to attend an event for two amazing YA authors – Victoria Schwab and Madeleine Roux. Our local bookstore, Rediscovered Books […]Read More V.E. Schwab and Madeleine Roux – YA Authors come to Boise, Idaho!
One of my goals is to visit as many space museums and launch centers that I can around the United States and worldwide. It’s just a passion of mine, and a great motivation and inspiration for my writing. I lived north of Everett, Washington for many years and never realized what an impact the Boeing […]Read More Boeing: a Seattle Adventure
I’ve been lucky enough to have lived in some beautiful places: the rugged high desert of Colorado, the majestic mountains of Montana, the lush Washington coast, and the amazing Treasure Valley of Idaho. The past few years I’ve realized that although I’ve lived happily among the best nature has to offer in my Northwest corner of the […]Read More Become a Tourist in Your Hometown!
The End I love writing the first draft of a book. It’s my favorite part of the process. So when I get to The End I go through withdrawals of a sort. That sense of urgency, that daily need to finish one more chapter, is over with. It feels like I’ve reached the peak of […]Read More Anxiety and Waiting for the Editor
When I originally signed up for a Bookzio ad for the free 5 day promo for my Recycling Humanity box set, I didn’t realize it was going to be the week of Cyber Monday. I would’ve assumed it would be a bad week for promotions with all the other Cyber Monday deals going on, but […]Read More Cyber Monday Bookzio free ad results
I’m totally exhausted this week. I just finished NaNoWriMo with 50,000+ words of the draft of my newest novel. In fact it took a day or two to recuperate before even writing this blog post. But even exhausted I can’t stay away from writing for very long. I’m a word junkie! It’s not just physical exhaustion from […]Read More #nanowrimo Post-Draft Exhaustion