How I Handle Writer’s Block

Some days, lines flow onto the page like water. Characters and their stories find a place on the screen and stake their claim, and I meticulously build their lives and personalities. Other days I face the plague of ‘The Blank Page’. My WIP (work in progress) hits a brick wall, and my beloved figures decideContinue reading “How I Handle Writer’s Block”

September 11, 2001: Eighteen Years Later

I remember exactly what I was doing that day. I lived in Northern NJ. I just finished breakfast, and turned off the television to go online. Since it was 8:30am, the horrible news hadn’t broken yet. I was just checking email, readying myself to take the train to South Orange that afternoon to hang outContinue reading “September 11, 2001: Eighteen Years Later”

Wednesday Thoughts

This month has brought a lot of inactivity on the reading/writing front. Most of it has been due to health issues, and feeling stressed out from said problems. Planning a wedding has also brought its share of uncertainty, due to a dear family member (who is in the bridal party) neglecting her responsibility. Since IContinue reading “Wednesday Thoughts”

March 2, 2019: Strength through Stress

I was all ready to post my TBR for March last night, but life had other plans for me. The past couple days brought a surprising challenge to handle at work, and it left me feeling sad and frustrated. All I can say is that due to an outside obligation, I have a 4 dayContinue reading “March 2, 2019: Strength through Stress”

December 30, 2018: Surprises

I didn’t expect to end the year sick, yet here I am with the stomach bug. 😦 I was trying to be soo careful at work, wearing gloves and using hand sanitizer every chance I got…but when a child manages to touch your face, there’s not much you can do. So yeah, last night wasContinue reading “December 30, 2018: Surprises”

December 22, 2018: Change

Life moves in such a fast pace, it’s easy to lose touch with people you were once in close contact with. The reasons could vary: crazy schedules, moving far from one another, or simply not maintaining connections as frequently. Then suddenly, they’re no longer in your life. Today I just discovered that a good friendContinue reading “December 22, 2018: Change”

Blogmas Day 17: Christmas With Family

Over the years, the holiday season has gotten a bit trickier to navigate with our families. In the past, choosing which family to spend time with was easy: my ex-boyfriend’s family didn’t celebrate holidays, so we would head to my family’s home for Thanksgiving, and Christmas would be a time for us. I’m sure thatContinue reading “Blogmas Day 17: Christmas With Family”

December 13, 2018: Solutions When Stressed

The things that keep me grounded when I’m stressed: Reading: No matter how exhausted or strung out I’m feeling on any given day, I can read a couple of chapters in my book before bed. I’ll feel more refreshed. Watching short films. This can take the form of YouTube videos, or a television program. I’llContinue reading “December 13, 2018: Solutions When Stressed”

Blogmas Day 9: Second Week of Advent

     As the Christmas season goes into full swing with mad dashes to buy gifts and planning for end of year holiday parties, we enter the Second week of Advent. This period of time call for us to reflect on our life journeys a bit deeper. As important as it is to think ofContinue reading “Blogmas Day 9: Second Week of Advent”

November 11, 2018: Veterans Day, and Activities

On Veterans Day, it’s truly important to thank those who have served our country bravely. These men and women placed their lives on the line in order to protect our freedom. I have several friends and family members who served in the American military, and I’m so very grateful for their service. Today I planContinue reading “November 11, 2018: Veterans Day, and Activities”