Hello, March

March 2016

Hello, March. It’s nice to see you.

I’ve decided you will be the month that changes everything.

I have serious decisions to make about my business, about my blog, and about my writing career. And I’ve decided I won’t let you leave me before I do.


Can You Write Your Life Into Existence?

octavia butler
Image by thestoryscape via Blavity

I’m a girl obsessed with goals. I write yearly goals, monthly goals, and even goals for the week.

But so often these goals get lost in my litany of daily tasks. When my daily to-do lists and my lofty aspirations go head to head in battle, the to-do list wins — always.

Then I think of Octavia Butler, the black woman warrior writer who, as Kiara Collins so perfectly stated in a recent article for Blavity, “literally wrote her life into existence.”


The Magic of New Year’s Eve


The Year of the Writeous Babe

I believe in the magic of New Year’s Eve.

I believe New Year’s Eve should be spent with friends who are like family and with family members who are also friends.

I believe in making silent wishes during the final countdown.

I believe in kissing at midnight.

I believe in champagne toasts even though I don’t really like champagne.


On Blogging, Business, and Running in the Rain

run in the rain

I woke up Monday morning determined to get in a 2-mile run before the end of the day. Rainy days and a busy schedule had kept me from pounding the pavement for a few days and I’m trying to get back into the groove of running so I can register for a few big races next year.

The elements were against me. Thanks to the end of Daylight Savings Time I knew it’d be pitch black before 6 p.m. and because of a little run-in a sports car had with my rear end back in 2008, I’m terrified of running at night. But I left work on time (I’m a teacher and can technically leave at 3:06 p.m. but rarely ever do) and made it home and changed into my running gear before 4 p.m.

But there was another problem. Those same clouds that had been raining on my parade for the past few days were threatening to do so again. I considered putting on one of my favorite fitness DVDs and giving up on my run but something inside rebelled against that idea.

So I headed out the door.