Lifestyle and Literature: Dealing with Off Days and a Few Words on the Creative Process

Lifestyle and Literature: Dealing with Off Days and a Few Words on the Creative Process

"Blogging became a part of my writing routine because it allowed me to voice all of the struggles, setbacks, and or issues I may have come across as I try to do my best to maintain my creative flow. To be quite honest, along the way it became more about "making sure I had a blog post up" than [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: Let’s Talk Stress Maintenance

Lifestyle and Literature: Let’s Talk Stress Maintenance

"There've been a lot of things that have been on my mind this past week. Whether that'd be the copious amount of stress I just can't seem to get a handle on, or how hard I've been on myself to finish this novel and keep up with an incredibly gruelling schedule. While, it may have been a [...]

Poetry: “September” + “Reign”

Poetry: “September” + “Reign”

S E P T E M B E R She was quite fond of autumnal splendour. The gathered wrinkles of her sweater dress  The scent of cottonwood trees and rain showers bare A tender ballast to a life so burdensome  An ode to the grandeur of seasoned pleasure, And the etchings of a dim utterance [...]

Readjusting to a Student Schedule: Writing Confessions and Maintaining Progression

Readjusting to a Student Schedule: Writing Confessions and Maintaining Progression

"I had been incredibly consistent during my four month long work term, and it had been such a wake up call to just how productive I could be if I utilized my time effectively. Though, now that my work term is over and I am back on campus to resume my studies, I find that [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: Productivity, Writing, All Whilst Under the Weather

"I certainly did not start off the week on a high note, for I felt quite terrible yesterday - and I still do today. I gave myself a pass yesterday because it had been a holiday, but I cannot allow myself to sit around and not make any progress, no matter how terrible I may feel right [...]

Vast Were Her Writing Dreams: Why I Started and What I Hope to One Day Accomplish

"I speak on why I began writing quite a bit here on my blog, but I never did divulge too many details on what it is that happened, what it is that led me to where I am today, and all that I still want to accomplish one day. - "There will always be more to write," [...]

It All Starts With a Finished First Draft: A Bit of Writer’s Inspiration For the Day

"I remember when I started the novel that I am currently working on, I remember how great it felt to start again, to challenge myself - to hopefully amount to a finished first draft. For a while prior, I had been at somewhat of a standstill, where I couldn't even fathom an ounce of consistency in my daily routine. Though, [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: Grab a Coffee, Let’s Take a Break

"Sometimes, we have uninspired days. Sometimes, we have tough days where we just can't seem to muster up the energy to get out of bed. It doesn't mean that we are slacking, nor does it mean that we've forgotten how important all of the work and goals we've cultivated mean to us. I've been trying not to [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: Pushing Through the Monday Blues

"Waking up exhausted on a Monday morning isn't anything new, for I rarely get a surge of energy at the beginning of the week no matter the circumstances. I try to minimize as much effort as I can in the mornings so I can sleep in just a few minutes longer, but sometimes there's just not enough [...]

5 Ways to Overcome Your Writing Fears: What’s Holding You Back?

"Around this time last year I was struggling to find a way to keep up with my work creatively. I was struggling to sit down to get a bit of writing done, whether that'd be a blog post or a few chapters of a novel I had been working on. I could not harness the creative energy necessary [...]