Inspiration · It's a Writer's Life · Uncategorized

Sometimes, This Career Sucks. [5-year update]

Part of the fun of returning to this website– and going through my old blog posts– is seeing how much has changed over the last five years. And how much hasn’t. Exactly five years ago today, I wrote about writing as a career in “It’s a Horrible Career. No, Really.” Much of this post rings true…… Continue reading Sometimes, This Career Sucks. [5-year update]

30 Days · Inspiration · It's a Writer's Life

Being an Indie Author Means…

Here’s a conversation that took place this morning about the new book I’m working on… Me: I’m just nervous about writing Holly correctly Adrianne: Don’t. Write the story you want to write Me: I know, I know. Adrianne: Being an indie means you don’t have to conform and if the story is in you to tell it,… Continue… Continue reading Being an Indie Author Means…

Character Love · Film & T.V. · Inspiration

Character Love: Gemma Teller Morrow (Sons of Anarchy)

Sometimes while watching a TV show or a movie I find myself kind of crushing on a character so I decided to start posting about it. I mean, you guys suffer through my adoration of nail polish, so why not suffer through my fangirling over other people’s characters? So let’s get to it, shall we?…… Continue reading Character Love: Gemma Teller Morrow (Sons of Anarchy)

Inspiration · Nail Polish

Nail Stamping!

  So, one of the gifts I got for Christmas is a nail stamping set from Books. This gift is possibly the most frustrating on the planet. Now, mind you, I LOVE it. But OMG– I’m a perfectionist with my nails and stamping is hard, y’all. You don’t get to see my first attempt at…… Continue reading Nail Stamping!

Irreverent · It's a Writer's Life · Nail Polish

A New Perspective -or- a Long-Winded, Could-Have-Been-Shorter Post about Publishing -or- I Want My Tiara, Damn It!

We’ve all been there, right? Those days where you just feel like it’s never going to happen. “It” could be losing that extra five pounds, getting that great job (or any job for those of us currently unemployed.) And for some of us, the elusive “it” is getting published… which brings us to a number…… Continue reading A New Perspective -or- a Long-Winded, Could-Have-Been-Shorter Post about Publishing -or- I Want My Tiara, Damn It!

Anomaly · It's a Writer's Life · New Orleans · Writing

Winning, Failing, Editing, and #PitchWars

So, NanoWriMo, anyone? Well, I won. Yay! I did so the afternoon of the final day. It was an amazing feeling. After all of the hard work I’ve done this past year on this MS, to finally be able to complete it for Nano was a big deal. Since I went into Nano with it…… Continue reading Winning, Failing, Editing, and #PitchWars

Human Rights · Inspiration · The Birthright Series

The It Gets Better Project and What that Means for My Vote

There’s something I’ve thought a lot about recently, a topic I’ve wanted to give a voice to, and I haven’t been sure if I should say something or not. As much as I may dislike the thought of it, being a writer is more than just about putting words on a page—it’s about being able…… Continue reading The It Gets Better Project and What that Means for My Vote