It took me days to hit “publish” on my first post when I re-entered the blogging world a few months ago, this time as a parent with a lot of “stuff” on my mind. I had worries I imagine are similar to other new writers: Does anyone care? Has everything already been said? Am I… Continue reading When Writing Gets Personal
If there are two things I love, it’s writing and personality assessments. The scientific validity of these assessments, including the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, is always a matter of debate, but it’s hard to deny that it’s just damn fun to answer a few questions and generate a report telling you “who you are.” Maybe… Continue reading What Does Your Writing Say About You?
Like so many of us, work and family commitments during the week leave little time to relax with a good book or podcast. Or rather, the time eventually does come, but I fall asleep about 10 minutes into the endeavor. At this point in my life with young kids, gone are the hours to unwind… Continue reading Weekend Reads And Listens
Procrastination has always been a weakness. Thank goodness the internet and social media didn’t exist in its current form when I was in college. I would have been back home in Texas before the first blizzard buried my Chicago campus. While I still procrastinate on projects, I like to think my methods of stalling have… Continue reading Is Being a Writer Silly?
Hello! As this is my first post, let me be the first to welcome you to Journey to Napa and thank you kindly for checking it out. Feel free to learn more about me and the blog here. Now that the formalities are out-of-the-way, I have to be honest that getting here took some time.… Continue reading Starting a Blog in 25 Easy Steps