Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed Everybody knows the war is over Everybody knows the good guys lost Everybody knows the fight was fixed The poor stay poor, the rich get rich That’s…

A Joy Project

A Joy Project

Last spring, a class I was going to teach got cancelled because of a scheduling mixup. I got back six hours a week of teaching time, and I realized that six hours would soon get eaten up by something. So…

Are you tired?

Are you tired?

After coming home exhausted from a very social weekend, my coach the wonderful Andrea Corney asked me, what do you do to rest? This got me thinking. I’ve been tracking my energy levels for awhile, since reading Write Every Day….

It’s Not Easy Being She

It’s Not Easy Being She

tl;dr If you knew having a woman’s name would sink your sales, would you use a pen name?  Writing a book is hard. Not because writing is hard work. It is. But lots of things are hard work. Figuring out why…

How to Choose

How to Choose

I’m overwhelmed. You are probably overwhelmed also. The last week, it’s been my inbox. I’ve got so many requests. Coffee and advice. A conference to speak at. An article to write. A meeting to take. Yes, these are quality problems,…

Sunday Report. Status: Giddy

Sunday Report. Status: Giddy

Reminder: if you love these blog posts, buy my essay collection. Keep me writing! “I look into Christina Wodtke’s classroom as she’s teaching the Designer as Founder course and she’s just always excited in there,” Simsarian says. “She’s giddy and…

Breaking Point

Breaking Point

I worked in restaurants for many years before I fell in love with the internet. If you wait tables for any length of time, you will run into a bad surprise. You’ll reach for a glass, wine glass or water,…