I was tired of comparing my real life to everyone’s highlights reels, feeling this tug-of-war between wanting to quiet the noise and wanting to contribute to it. So I did something about it. I took a break from digital media.
The hardest part about letting people in is that they now have an open door into your life. I thought about this the other day as I entertained 4 out of the 5 kids who live next door. These kids are the loudest, most obnoxious kids in our whole neighborhood. They bicker constantly. One is … Continue reading The inconvenience of friendship
This week, my focus has been on productivity - like how to keep focused on the things I need to do to move forward when there are so many shiny objects distracting me. This is not an easy task for someone like me. Even now, I have the dog barking around me, music playing through … Continue reading 5 ways to deflect distractions
You may or may not have noticed the lack of posts this past week. This was not by accident. I spent all of last week in gorgeous Napa County at the annual summer camp my kids attend and I chaperone at - a place where phone service and internet cease to exist. And instead of … Continue reading What I learned during my week-long digital detox
I joined Twitter on May 1, 2009. I then proceeded to Tweet a little here and there, talking to an invisible audience who never really seemed to respond back. I eventually lost interest, and just stopped Tweeting altogether. Fast forward to now, with a published book under my belt. In efforts to get my book … Continue reading How to engage on Twitter as an author
I've spent the past 24 hours setting up my Facebook page and Twitter account, and tweaking my website a bit more. I feel like I'm cleaning house in preparation for this new novel. Currently, my husband is taking the first read-through of it, viewing it from a reader's perspective so that I know where to … Continue reading The birth of a book