Get Inspired Mondays, Writing

Semper Fi (In Other Words: Have Some Heart, Rebecca) — Guest Post

Get Inspired Mondays — Guest Blogger Series Welcome to another, Get Inspired Monday!  Each week you'll find a different writer sharing their story of finding inspiration -- often from an unexpected source.  To read last week's post click here.  Today's guest blogger is author Rebecca Rasmussen.  Rebecca is every writer's friend -- quick to offer encouragement when you're struggling, and… Continue reading Semper Fi (In Other Words: Have Some Heart, Rebecca) — Guest Post

Get Inspired Mondays, Writing

The Cub and the Ad Girl — Guest Post

Get Inspired Mondays -- Guest Blogger Series It's the start of a new week, and you may be feeling sluggish, unmotivated, or flat-out fizzled.  Well, that's about to change...   One of my biggest sources of creative insight comes from speaking with other writers.  As promised, for the next several weeks I'll be hosting different writers as… Continue reading The Cub and the Ad Girl — Guest Post

Writing

On Jumping Over Hurdles, and Falling With (on Your) Dignity

  Track is a sport of self-motivation.  Though, technically, you run against other racers, it's really you against yourself -- Can you force yourself to do a little better?  Last a little longer?  Go a little faster?  I ran track for eight years. It was one big party in grade school, but when I got to high school the… Continue reading On Jumping Over Hurdles, and Falling With (on Your) Dignity

Writing

Forget Resolutions. Let’s Talk Deadlines.

In my house, the tell-tale sign of a new year approaching is directly correlated to the increasing number of Post-it's and gum wrappers lying around covered with "dates to remember."  Yes, it's time to buy a new calendar.  For many, it's also the prime season to get organized and take charge of LIFE for the coming year. I'm… Continue reading Forget Resolutions. Let’s Talk Deadlines.

Writing

Another Loss for the Chicago Cubs, and the Begetting of Joy

  When you think of the Chicago Cubs, you might think of goats and curses, of yuppies and cell phones, or of fans that never stop believing, "This is our year!"  You might think about the seasons that almost were, or the seasons that were so painful to watch it was like pouring paint thinner into a… Continue reading Another Loss for the Chicago Cubs, and the Begetting of Joy

Blogging, Writing

It’s Read a Line, Leave a Line Day!

  It's Wednesday (in most places), which means that you are either at, on, approaching or gliding down that big old hump of your week.  To me, it's like the first death-drop of a massive you-better-have-life-insurance-and-a-clean-pair-of-underwear-handy roller coaster ride.  When I'm stressed or have too many things going on, I immediately get sleepy (counteractive, yes?).  So, by… Continue reading It’s Read a Line, Leave a Line Day!