Posted in Advice, Creative Endeavors

The Last Day before NaNoWriMo begins!!

While a large portion of the world is dressing up to celebrate Halloween, I and several other writer procrastinators will be scrambling to get all our last minute touches to our outlines, or putting together our writer’s emergency kit. Some of us are just getting around to announcing our novel and signing up. Some of us are kicking ourselves for not buying the Preptober kits that I kept seeing all over the internet…

But whatever you’re doing today, tomorrow you will be writing!

Tomorrow, NaNoWriMo begins.

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Posted in Advice, Aspergers, Bullet Journal, Just me

That Friday Feeling: The Beauty of a BuJo

Over Lughnasadh, I mentioned that I’ve found a way to balance my “real life” with my “spiritual life” using a Bullet Journal. My “real life” includes all those little tasks that are boring but necessary… like chores and a job, whereas my “spiritual life” is what I used to call all the little things I’m drawn to, including my creativity and my desire to help people.

The last few years, I’ve learned that those “real life” tasks are often in the category of “executive functioning skills,” and that is one of those areas where some people on the spectrum (myself included) struggle.

So what exactly are “Executive Functioning Skills?” And how can a bullet journal help?

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#ICYMI: Where does your Inspiration come from?

Last night we had an awesome #JustAddTea Twitter Chat! Our topic was Inspiration, and we had a great turn out! Hopefully it will help me to overcome some of my own Writer’s block.

Well, that and getting on a regular schedule. If you couldn’t make it to the chat last night, here are the questions and my answers. Please add your own answers in the comments below, or Tweet them to me using the hashtag: #JustAddTea! Continue reading “#ICYMI: Where does your Inspiration come from?”

Posted in Advice, Marketing

Where to begin with Social Media

I’ve begun helping a fairly new author with his marketing campaign, so while I reacquaint myself with the marketing world (especially now that Social Media has taken over so entirely!), I’ll be posting tips and advice on here. Mostly it is based on my observations, so take it for what it’s worth. We’ll work it out together…

And so let’s begin!

I suppose there’s no better place to begin then with the beginning! Continue reading “Where to begin with Social Media”

Posted in Advice, Dating

What makes you happy?

The smell of sandalwood and rose petals is a favorite of mine. Not because it smells good, which it really does, but because it makes me think of a dear friend of mine who used to draw a bath for me on my bad days, when I thought the world must be ending and I was so overwhelmed but I didn’t understand what was happening. He would add sandalwood oil to the water and sprinkle fresh rose petals on the top, while surrounding the tub with candles and playing Enya or Enigma on the cd player.

To this day the smell of sandalwood can calm me like nothing else.

It’s a small thing, but it’s important every now and then to touch base with the things that make us happy.  Continue reading “What makes you happy?”

Posted in Advice, Dating, Friendships, Releasing Steam, World

Bring your teacups!

I’ve been thinking for a while…admittedly a short while, but it’s been a while nonetheless…about hosting a Twitter Chat.

For those of you who don’t know, a Twitter Chat is basically like an old fashioned chat room, except on Twitter. I’m already involved in several of them, and it’s kind of addicting. I do the #BlogElevated chat on Mondays for advice about blogging. Tuesdays is #TipsyChat, hosted by a really neat blogger over at Tipsywriter.com and covers a variety of things. Then there’s #SpoofChat on Wednesdays, which is kind of crazy, and the #SocialRoadTrip on Sundays.

The #TipsyChat was the first one I got into, and it was purely by accident.

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