The thing about obligations is that they play on our guilt strings. We will generally say “yes” because saying “no” will disappoint the other person. We don’t want to inconvenience them or hurt their feelings. We want to be a good friend. We don’t really have a good reason to turn them down. It was … Continue reading You can say NO and still be a good friend
3 years ago this month (March 16, 2013, to be exact), I published my very first book. I didn't know what I was doing, and I had big visions of everything I would do with the millions I would be raking in. Obviously, I am still working on reaching millionaire status. I did, however, accomplish … Continue reading Just published ~ Reclaim Your Creative Soul
Last August, I felt like the walls were caving in on me. I was busier than I had ever been, work was crazy hectic, and I felt like I couldn't breathe. There were days when I'd be driving to work, and the temptation to miss my exit and keep driving was overwhelming. I needed an … Continue reading The countdown is on for release day!
This week I have an interview for a job as the editor of a magazine website. I know the job inside and out, I love this magazine, and I’m passionate about being a part of a team to strengthen this particular website. And yet, I have probably talked myself out of this job at least … Continue reading The risks we writers have to take to succeed
It's been a busy couple of weeks, that's for sure! My new book, Come Here, Cupcake, was officially released on October 5! I celebrated the occasion with cupcakes and perks galore for all of you readers. I have loved all of the feedback I've been receiving on this book! My next big news is that … Continue reading What is Crissi up to?
I had a dream the other night that I lost my sense of hearing. Rather than bemoan the fact that I could no longer listen to the latest Coldplay album on repeat (and seriously, there should be a support group for that kind of obsession), all I could think of was how much easier it … Continue reading Making our passion a priority