Not Just Essential, But Preferred

TODAY’S BREW: Carrot Cake blend from Bones Coffee. Get it. By Julie  Social Distancing Captain’s Log, day 748 Sometimes I’m the social distancing captain. I mean, I’m ALWAYS socially distancing, mask, 6 feet, essentials only, to work and home, hand washing, an actual pandemic kit in my car. But it’s the nitty gritty of theContinue reading “Not Just Essential, But Preferred”

Meltdown at 6pm

TODAY’S BREW: Xanax By Julie  Wow, pandemic, right? What’s your average day looking like right now? Because let me tell you. I don’t know what to tell you. I get up feeling pretty good! About 6:30 I wake up, alarm doesn’t go off until 7. I enjoy my coffee alone and sometimes attempt to write,Continue reading “Meltdown at 6pm”

Sneak-Teach! I Gift You a Lesson Plan

TODAY’S BREW: My daily ration of Cinnamon Hazelnut By Julie  So any of us with kids are homeschool teachers now, right? Pandemic Parenting Class is not a real thing, and schools are doing their best to give us a lot of resources to teach at home–but weeding through them all takes about six hours perContinue reading “Sneak-Teach! I Gift You a Lesson Plan”

Document Your Stories With Me

TODAY’S BREW: COVID-free Caffeine By Julie  It’s a beautiful, slightly snowy morning to be quarantined! Checking in: How ARE you guys? For real, tell me. I have to thank Princess Chuck Wendig for asking the public every day, how ARE you guys?  It makes me think of how I actually am, and to listen to howContinue reading “Document Your Stories With Me”

EIGHT BOOK GIVEAWAY

TODAY’S BREW: This new Pink Velvet Mocha at Dunkins that I would slay someone for By Julie  HI GUYS! I bring you the opportunity to win EIGHT DAMN BOOKS right now. An Inked Entertainment…uh…entertainment package brought to you by my fellow book babe, Carrie Harris in celebration of her selling 8 goddamn books in oneContinue reading “EIGHT BOOK GIVEAWAY”

Time’s A-changin’! Sucky Seasonal Affective Disorder and My Kid

TODAY’S BREW: Cinnamon Hazelnut by New England Coffee which actually tastes like both cinnamon AND hazelnut. By Julie  Time’s are a-changin’! In this house that means shortly, Seasonal Affective Disorder will back right the fuck off. For those of you who don’t know, my youngest little guy, Sam: has Bipolar Disorder and OCD. Super funContinue reading “Time’s A-changin’! Sucky Seasonal Affective Disorder and My Kid”

Milestones According to Me

Today’s brew: Eggnog flavor. Because not only did I actually FINISH a carton of eggnog for once, but I longed for more. A few things let you know you’ve arrived as an author. If you are me and those things are incredibly subjective and change all the time. Anyway, some really excellent stuff has happenedContinue reading “Milestones According to Me”

Exploration of Insanity, i.e. my week

TODAY’S BREW: Cinnamon Hazelnut New England Coffee, courtesy of Walmart. By Julie  For retrospective humor and gaping mouths I shall recount my week in bullet points: TUESDAY am offered two jobs through Freelancer that sounded completely legit, complete with interviews, offer letters, no info requested that I felt uncomfortable with, job duties listed, details ofContinue reading “Exploration of Insanity, i.e. my week”

I Can Have As Many Halloween Posts As I Want

TODAY’S BREW: less than I’d like because apparently my blood pressure rises with caffeine. Like the sun does. By Julie  HALLOWEEN APPROACHES and I couldn’t very well call myself Pretty Scary Author if I wasn’t totally immersed in it. Obvs it evolved from running short story showcases every October and wanting to celebrate Women InContinue reading “I Can Have As Many Halloween Posts As I Want”

My Mind is Alive

TODAY’S BREW: What kind of a middle-aged white woman would I be if I didn’t say Pumpkin Spice? By Julie  So, what happened was… I went away from regular stuff. Not in the locked-up sense, I just sort of ignored everything. Not sort of, I did. I ignored the email list, the blog, the FBContinue reading “My Mind is Alive”