I had hoped to blog more than I have this year, but as predicted this site has been left untended and wilting in the wake of my book. When I … Continue reading Spring Semester 2022: Finding Fun Between the Deadlines
In my previous post I spoke about balance. Juggling everything as a Master’s student is challenging, perhaps no more so than the end of the semester. I’d found a way … Continue reading Christmastime in Kingston: The Last Weeks of My First Semester
The time I’ve spent living here in Kingston so far feels, in my memory, a lot longer than four months. I’ve written about this phenomenon to death already, so I … Continue reading London Vignettes: The Challenges & the Joys of My First Semester at KU
In my Year in Review post for 2020, I mentioned how the COVID-19 pandemic reaffirmed my need for strong guidelines with clearly-defined, specific, and actionable targets. I found that I … Continue reading Lockdown Productivity
Woof. 2019 has been a surreal year in many ways, and as such I’m not sure how to catalogue it. When I think about 2019 my first thought goes towards … Continue reading My Year in Review: 2019
A great way to get yourself out of a slump is to create a schedule- whether you’re a writer or not. But it’s not as straightforward as I once thought. … Continue reading How to Create a Schedule and Get Out of a Slump
It’s time for another spontaneous post. Last night I unearthed my old journals. I have four diaries, covering four periods of my life: spring/summer 2010, fall 2010, winter 2011, and … Continue reading Seizing the Day
Today I let my legs do my thinking for me. I had a lot to work out on this morning’s walk and I wondered if my route was going to … Continue reading Bouncing Back
What a pleasure it is to actually justify bringing home books by the sleigh-load! There have been far too many times down the years where I’ve bought a bunch of … Continue reading Caribou Island & the Joy of Second Hand Books
Sometimes I think people forget how vulnerable and human writers actually are. It’s easy to ascribe them the mythical characteristics of unstoppable badasses when they’re pumping out works of such … Continue reading Creative Writing Essentials!
I’ve never been the most disciplined reader. In terms of my reading speed, I actually think I’m far below the average for my age. I remember when I was 14 … Continue reading 8 Tips to Make You a Better Reader!
Today’s post is one that I have wanted to write for a long time. I would like to think that my experiences and methods for battling procrastination (not just writer’s … Continue reading Notes on Productivity & Procrastination