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.
Why You Should Visit Grad Schools Before Applying
Grad school is an investment. Even if you land a great scholarship, you’re still investing your time. Yet for most of us, it’s an investment of both time and money.
It’s All in the Pull
“Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” —Anne Morrow Lindbergh There were few things more alluring than a warm cup of coffee in the fall when the air turned cool and the leaves turned to fiery colors. She usually insisted that coffee was a year-round delight since she was admittedly rather obsessed with the proper preparation of espresso-based drinks. As they walked into the cafe, the smell of freshly-roasted coffee beans hit her instantaneously.
Know When It’s Time to Query Your Book
If you want to pursue traditional publication, there’s something you need to remember. The competition in the publishing sphere is absolutely steep, but you’ll never get published if you keep putting off the querying process.
Monday Morning Monotony
By nature, I was not a violent person. I believed in the value of kindness. Heck, I even left the office and hauled myself to yoga classes four or five times a week to get my zen on and burn off the extra calories I consumed due to my fancy coffee addiction.
Why You Should Do National Novel Writing Month
“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” ― W. Somerset Maugham We all have busy lives, but making time for your craft is vital to your future as a creative writer. National Novel Writing Month is one of those events that pushes you to make that time and write that first draft of the novel idea you've been sitting on.
It’s Okay if You Learn Yoga Slowly
“Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter your flame.” ― B.K.S Iyengar Practicing yoga consistently can do incredible things for your mental and physical wellbeing, but only if it's practiced with care. Yoga is meant to improve your health, but there were 29,590 yoga-related injuries reported in hospital visits from 2001 to 2014. This was a few years ago, but it’s still a lot. The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine shares that 45% of those injuries are sprains or strains.
Make Way for the IT Professional
I was back at my desk in the research lab when someone I vaguely recognized from upper management burst in through the door. Her dry cleaned shirt was pristine and her high heeled pumps shone like beacons of opulence, but her expression was stricken. I looked up instinctively at the intrusion and she was upon my desk in a flash, as I was the unfortunate soul who sat closest to the door.
How to Feel Motivated About Editing
“The first draft reveals the art; revision reveals the artist.” ― Michael Lee If there’s one part of the writing process that most of us dread, it’s editing. This stage doesn’t have the creative freedom and literary abandon you felt when you first wrote it, but it’s still a vital part.