I'm from Neptune. No, not the farthest planet from the sun, but from Neptune, New Jersey. I'm a writer, poet, blogger, and an Oxford comma enthusiast. I go by @SleeplessAuthor on Twitter and @SleeplessAuthoress on Instagram.
5 Tips for Authors Submitting to Literary Journals
“Is writing the punishment or reward? A secondary gain?” — Rachel Zucker, SoundMachine Every literary journal crusader experiences it. You put your heart into your work, you submit your work broadly, and have little blossom of hope when the submission confirmation emails pile up.
4 Mistakes I Made in My 4th Manuscript
“The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.” — Philip Roth Looking at your writing with a fresh eye can help you find mistakes you never noticed before. When you look back on your writing, you start to see all the faults. Instead of camping out in a dark corner, start fixing them.
Do You Have a Goal When Writing Poetry?
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ― Mary Oliver How often do you mindfully sit down to write something with a goal in mind? Are you acting on an idea? Or are you purposefully working toward a specific goal?
Saying Goodbye to Your Yoga Studio
When I first started practicing yoga, I was singly focused on two things; the general health benefits and losing weight. That was all I was concerned with and all I was looking to do. I was all about results, I wasn't expecting to really care all that much about the process.
How to Establish a Regular Reading Habit
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ― Dr. Seuss Do you enjoy reading?
8 Ways to Save Money When Moving
Apartment living has its pros and cons. On one hand, renting gives you a lot of freedom to find jobs in different places and seek out promotions. It's almost inevitable to move around a lot when you’re early in your career.
What It’s Like Growing up in a Tourist Area
There are certain sights a tourist may never see. In areas that seem like seaside paradise in the summer, it's hard to imagine a snow-covered beach in the winter. People who keep on visiting their favorite vacation places regardless of when the peak season is can get a glimpse of what it's like for locals to watch the ebb and flow of humanity each off-season.
How Are We Shaping Social Interaction in VR?
Up until I started working on my master’s at NYU, I always saw virtual reality strictly as a gaming technology. While applying VR to games is certainly enjoyable and has made for some of the most fun exercise I’ve done in my life, that’s not VR’s only application. Yet just like a good game in VR requires extremely thoughtful game design, crafting other VR experiences, including social ones, requires careful design decisions.