Posted in Archive, Something I Can't Define

A Case of An Accidental Internet ‘Did you know…?’

Every now and then when I’m going across the Internet, I stumble upon interesting sites that help to provide some type of inspiration that I previously wouldn’t have received. If you keep your eyes and ears open wide enough and are open to new information, you’ll be surprised by what you see.

This week I ended up using BuzzSumo.

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[Attacking the Novel] Novel Writing Check-In

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As I write this it is currently 1:03 a.m. I have already thought about calling it quits and going to bed no less than five times already. Anything less than five hours of sleep and I drag through the work day. But after falling off schedule in June due to a litany of reasons, I am determined to stay on course again.

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Posted in 2017 Reading Challenge, Archive, Books

Six Months into the Reading Challenge

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It would be the understatement of the summer if I said that the last two months haven’t been the most productive when it came to reading. ESPECIALLY within the context of keeping up with my 2017 Reading Challenge. In between family, work, and just overall life, it was unintentionally put on the back burner and my pace slowed to a crawl.

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One More Ride Down A Familiar Road

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Head below the Mason Dixon line and things gradually slow to an appropriate pace. There’s an easy rhythm to the people you meet from day-to-day down here. Unless you do something to draw their anger of course; and you’ll find yourself coming to some type of common ground in casual conversation much faster.

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Posted in Archive, Monday Morning Musings, My Life

The Fear of Stagnation

Stagnation is the dream killer.

I typically save these type of blog posts for my Monday Morning Musings series that I do from time to time. But it’s no longer Monday and the lingering feeling to write this up still persists, so here I am.

It’s been almost two weeks since I’ve written my last blog post (one that I’m INSANELY proud of through a collaboration with FoKAS photography). It’s been almost two weeks since I’ve really read anything toward my 2017 Reading Challenge; and it’s been about a week since I’ve written anything towards my novel and shared it in my Attacking the Novel series. Needless to say, in my mind, I feel like I’ve fallen off to some degree. For a number of reasons. But I’m not here to actually talk about any of those excuses. Instead, I want to briefly talk about avoiding the same pitfalls once you realize that you’re not living up to your potential.

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