This summer, I burned out. I touched on this in my post last week with a few brief paragraphs about why I'd disappeared from most of my online platforms. Part of me wanted to leave it at that, but even as I kept my personal update short, I knew I had more to say. After … Continue reading Writers, We Need to Talk About Creative Burnout
Hi there! Coming in a bit late this morning with some announcements and a short grumble. Cambion's Blood is competing in Cover Wars this week! The gorgeous cover of Cambion's Blood is featured in Author Shout's Cover Wars this week. You can vote for beautiful demon women carrying swords here. The winning cover will become … Continue reading Cover Wars, Baby’s First Podcast, and a Brief Rant
Hi, my name is Erin, and I'm bad at taking breaks. Notoriously bad at it. I am anything but a role model for self-care, no matter how many posts I write about it, trying to convince myself otherwise. Exhibit 1: I am about to write a blog post about how I'm giving myself a break … Continue reading Make Creative Space: Shifting Gears to Slow My Roll
Writing has no age restrictions. This should go without saying. And yet. Every few weeks, it seems, the discourse comes around again. Specifically, it tends to revolve around the age of debut authors in particular. Usually it starts because someone relatively young comments that they feel like they have to get their first book deal … Continue reading It’s Never Too Late (or Early) to Start Your Writing Career
For the first time this year, five months into my weekly blogging project, I find I have nothing to say that feels worth saying. Not about writing, anyway. Be warned: it's about to get dark in here. It didn’t help that this week slammed me with a migraine that didn’t respond to meds and from … Continue reading When Writing for Joy Doesn’t Cut It, Rage Is All I Have
Popping in for a bonus post on here to share some exciting news: I'm going Rogue...Mentor, that is! I've been selected as a Rogue Mentor for the Spring/Summer 2022 session and I can't wait to get started. You can view an image-light version of my wish list on the Rogue Mentor site as well as … Continue reading I’m Going Rogue: Mentor Wish Lists Are Live!
Welcome to my brain circus! It’s Disability Awareness Month, and I’m a writer with Attention Deficit Disorder. That makes this as good a time as any to share my experience of learning late in life that I'm neurodivergent, how my diagnosis has shifted my self-image, and how adjusting my brain chemicals has brought new ease … Continue reading Relearning My Mind: ADHD and My Writing Journey
I was going to blog about something else this week, probably editing and what it's like to return to a book I haven't looked at for awhile as I dip back into revisions on GALATEA'S PARADOX. However, life and my rogue immune system had other plans. I've been hesitant to write on this topic for … Continue reading Words Versus Spoons: On Writing with Chronic Illness