Pep Talks, Writing

It’s Okay to Be a Beginner AKA No One Cares About You

Here's a thing that's been on my mind lately. It seems like, as we get older, we stop allowing ourselves to explore new things. I hear a lot of "I'm too old for that" or "What's the point at my age?" or "But Megan, my hip replacement is next week." I attended a local blogger… Continue reading It’s Okay to Be a Beginner AKA No One Cares About You

Pep Talks, Writing

Someone Already Wrote My Book (And Other Lies You Tell Yourself)

When it comes down to it, it's pretty hard to tell a completely original story. In the most basic sense, stories are made up of the same pieces—a protagonist with a goal, an antagonist in the way of the goal, and the journey the protagonist goes on to either succeed or fail in getting that… Continue reading Someone Already Wrote My Book (And Other Lies You Tell Yourself)

Pep Talks, Writing

The Artist’s Way and Artist Dates. Alternate Title: Am I Really Allowed to Schedule Dates with Myself?

I've been thinking a lot about self-care lately. In Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, she talks about the importance of setting aside time for yourself each week. She calls them Artist Dates. The idea is that you have to give yourself breaks in order to refill the well, so to speak. From Cameron's web site:… Continue reading The Artist’s Way and Artist Dates. Alternate Title: Am I Really Allowed to Schedule Dates with Myself?