"The Girl Who Frosts The Cakes", Personal Essays

Well, That Didn’t go as Planned: Confessions of a Writer Who Doesn’t Know What She’s Doing

I literally just wrote a few weeks ago how my book is “wrapping up” and “almost done” and “final editing” blah blah blah. What happened?! I was so sure of myself! I had such a great plan laid out. It was gonna be perfect! Here’s the thing, though: sometimes – most times – my own plans don’t work out.¬†And that’s okay!… Read More Well, That Didn’t go as Planned: Confessions of a Writer Who Doesn’t Know What She’s Doing

Books, Personal Essays

Irritation in the Book Aisle – Writing the Book You Want to Read

I walked up and down the book aisles of Target. Back and forth. Scanning the shelves with remarkable care, even though every title is familiar by now.

Give me some credit: I don’t have a real bookstore near me. Books-A-Million is a half hour away, McKay’s is further, and Barnes and Noble is even further. So, I go to Target. Oddly enough, it’s one of my favorite stores anyway.

I’m having some Book Struggles. It’s capitalized because it should be a real thing by now, if that makes sense.… Read More Irritation in the Book Aisle – Writing the Book You Want to Read