• Backstage Pass – Trailer

    Welcome to Backstage Pass! Every Wednesday, starting in November, I’ll be talking to you about writing, music and mental health.

  • Being a Planner

    It has been a while, but I am finally able to sit down and get things organized. One thing that I have found that has helped me immensely is planning. Whether that be with a digital planner or a good old paper version, it helps me and my executive dysfunction issues. I’ve always been good at organization as a teen and into adulthood. I can organize things very well. It took many years to get myself to that point, but I am able to enjoy it now. With so many things coming up, I’ve found that I’m sitting down and using those planners to outline how I’m going to be…

  • Podcast

    Podcast Plans

    I’ve been thinking about doing a podcast for years. I had started making plans back in 2011 to do so, and due to my life deciding to take a much different path, I had to abandon them. Now, a decade later (give or take a few months), I’m back to where I was considering it. So I asked if there was any of my followers on social media who may be interested in it. Turns out, yes there is. I’m also pretty sure I know who the nay-sayers were and well, it comes down to tough luck to them. They’ll probably hate listen anyway, which pays off for me in…

  • Three cactus or succulent plants with a Funko Pop Groot

    I’m Feeling Fan-Cactus!

    Fairly certain I’m headed towards the title of crazy cactus lady. Now, whether the cacti are crazy or I am is up for debate. I wholly blame the current pandemic for my abundance of cacti and succulents. I can’t go out, so I’m staying home and growing things. It all started with picking up a rather sickly looking dwarf prickly pear cactus while out getting other plants for our backyard garden. Once I had one, and watched it grow and flourish, I had to get more, and I managed to rope my spouse into the madness. That original prickly pear cactus has sprouted many new paddles and is growing strong.…

  • Office Desk with laptop, lamp, coffee and cactus

    Back in the Office

    I’ve given up on trying to remember how long it has been since we started renovating the room that acts as our office. But, I am finally able to say that it is done. We’re at the “lipstick and mascara” stage of it, which means hanging up pictures and other decorations. The desks are back in, the computers are back on the desks, and while I still have the ability to work from my bed if needed, I am back in the office dealing with the day to day of company business and trying to write the next novel in between wrangling the kiddo. A lot happened in between the…