This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here. When I told some friends recently that I've already read 30 books so far in 2019, they were shocked. My secret? I started reading differently in 2019. First, I whittled down my To-Read shelf on Goodreads. I … [Read more...] about My Favorite Books of Spring 2019
I tried the Todoist app several years ago and immediately disliked it so much that I deleted it within days. Oh, how the tables have turned. I now open and use Todoist all day, every day. It's my brain's external hard drive! (And I don't even pay for it.) What changed? How Todoist Can … [Read more...] about The One App I Could Not Live Without
I've seen it time and time again, in manuscripts I'm editing and even books I'm reading. Such a small word, such a pesky problem! The word "only" conveys a powerful sentiment. "Only" can mean the difference between "one more cookie" and "only one more cookie." "Only" can even change "the … [Read more...] about Are You Using “Only” Wrong?
Someone once asked if I read too much. Nope. At the beginning of each year, I challenge myself to read a set number of books. (I love using Goodreads' Reading Challenge for this!) This year was no different, and I'm even exceeding my original goal of 25. I'm on track to finish 40 books this … [Read more...] about My Favorite Books of 2018–and What I’ll Do Differently Next Year
In this newest fiction release, an epistolary short story, revisit the characters of the original series—and meet a new character you might have otherwise missed. This was originally supposed to be a fun writing experiment. I love novellas and short stories but never thought I could write one. … [Read more...] about Letters Home to 16th-Century England
Don't do it. No, I'm serious. Yes, I'm smiling as I write this, but seriously: Don't buy that fixer upper unless you're ready to spend hours upon hours ripping out nasty old carpet, getting dirtier than you've been since that week doing mission work in Costa Rica when you were 19. Ripping up not … [Read more...] about What No One Will Tell You About Buying a Fixer Upper