A Writer’s Life

Last year was a strange year. I was home from work for several months during the worst of the pandemic and thought I would get a lot of writing and editing done in that time. I definitely picked up some crafty hobbies, like miniature building, and worked a lot on my blog, but my novel felt like…work. Like, I needed to prove I was still a productive citizen of capitalism. And honestly, I think that period of time was a gift in some ways in that it allowed a lot of people to rest and reset. (While simultaneously revealing a lot of devastating structural flaws in our system of government.) At the end of the day, I’m not going to stress myself out over not enough work time put in. I managed to keep my mental health in a relatively good place and that’s really enough for me. I have been trying to put more of an effort into my writing and editing lately and thought I’d share some writerly memes that have made me laugh and kept me sane.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Book Quotes Celebrating Life

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is “Book Quotes that Fit X Theme”. I chose to do some book quotes about life that I enjoy.

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April Wrap-up / Life Updates

Well, it’s officially been forever since I last updated. I’m happy to say I’ve finally finished the course-work portion of my teacher training and only have to do my student teaching! It’s been completely exhausting and I finally feel like I can breathe again. Going forward, I should have a lot of more time (at least until the fall) to work on writing and this blog.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Non-Bookish Hobbies

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is “Non-Bookish Hobbies”. I thought this would be a really fun way to get to know each other beyond books!

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Monthly Update: September!

I’ll admit, I’ve been lax in updating my blog lately. I miss writing here and all of you! So I decided to make a little reading/life update to keep everyone in the loop!

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Arrested Development: What to Do When You Stop Growing.

2020 has undeniably been a difficult year for everyone. Whether you’ve lost someone or been sick, whether you’ve been laid off or had to put plans on hold, had to take classes on zoom or graduate online, this pandemic’s effects have been far reaching.

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR

Hope everyone had a great week! Not much to report here. Mostly been reading, writing, watching movies, crafting and going for the occasional walk. I’d love to hear what everyone is reading and how they’re finding it!

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Love in the Time of Quarantweet

(*Title is a literary pun on Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez. *)

Hello! Hope everyone had a lovely Easter or Passover and celebrated responsibly (ie: drinking too many mimosas in isolation on a Zoom call with your family or friends).

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