Category: Blog

  • Follow My Substack For My Latest Stories

    Hello everyone! I am now on Substack at The Meg Life. I post all of my personal essays and fiction writing there. You can also find new chapters of my serialized YA novel “Emerging Ember” there, as well as Amazon Vella. For more slice of life and behind the scenes insight into what makes me…

  • How I Write

    How I Write

    Beginnings are something many writers struggle with. Not only when starting a new project, but also just sitting down to write each day is the beginning of a new journey into a work in progress.

  • Why I Write

    Why I Write

    My first year of graduate school is coming to a close. In several classes, I was asked a seemly innocent and easy question — why do you write?

  • NaNoWriMo is here!

    NaNoWriMo is here!

    Hello all! I hope the month of November is treating you well. We are now 10 days into NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and I am over 16,000 words into the complete overhaul of Heart Work. It’s stressful, exciting, and time consuming because you are committing yourself to 1,667 words per day. Some days it’s…

  • Mini Troubles

    Mini Troubles

    Hello everyone! A few weeks ago, my son and I were having a Mom and Me day when our Mini Cooper started having troubles. Long story short, it was the ignition coils. I ordered the parts, had to wait for them to come in, and then my son and I installed them. I started the…

  • Classes Have Started And Fall Is In The Air

    Classes Have Started And Fall Is In The Air

    Hello my lovelies! It has been a hot minute since I last posted. During my brief hiatus I have made progress in all areas of my life, but mostly I have focused on my son and my nonprofit. There was a grant we were applying for that was due a few days. I finished it…

  • Tiny House Is Coming Together

    Tiny House Is Coming Together

    Hello everyone! It has been 10 days since I last posted and I have been stressing out about it. It has been making me crazy knowing I need to post an update, but being so slammed with projects and life that time just slipped away. However, I am carving out time today to post and…

  • Finally making writing progress

    Finally making writing progress

    I hope everyone has had a good week going into the weekend. I’ve been making all sorts of progress in my life including my writing life. Yes, I know, it’s hard to believe, but I am finally working on Heart Work!

  • Schools Out For Summer!

    Schools Out For Summer!

    I’m excited about finishing my summer classes. I learned so much in my publishing class and my narrative journalism class, but I’m so excited to have the next six weeks off to recharge and focus on a few of my projects.

  • Winding Down, And Gearing Up

    Winding Down, And Gearing Up

    My summer classes end next week, and I have been finishing every assignment I can ahead of the last day of classes – next Friday. My hope is to complete all the assignments, and then only have to respond to the discussions. This would free up more of my time to focus on Heart Work.