Laughing baby videos are one of this blogger's guilty pleasures -- even when I haven't been editing all day. But when I feel like I've been chained to my desk all day, they give my attitude AND my energy a must needed boost.
Compliments: Sharing For High-Quality Confidence
Lots of women were raised to believe that deflecting compliments is polite, that accepting them is some sort of unmerited ego trip. Further complicating this attitude is that most people I know — especially other writers — subscribe to the “this may be good but I can do better” school of thought when it comes to our work. As a result, given the right combination of HALT (hungry, angry, lonely, tired) our minds can quickly flip over to “this will never be good enough.” That inner…
Awards? It’s Time to Thank the Academy
When I think about awards, I picture movie stars and media personalities who “thank the academy” as they run down the mental list of all the people who support them. There are jokes about forgetting important people and occasionally a musical “hook” designed to drag them off of center stage. My recent, personal award experience, however, makes me think of Groundhog Day — not the movie with Andie MacDowell and Bill Murray, but the actual day. Not long ago, the incoming president of FAPA (the Florida Authors…