Dear Universe

Dear Universe (God, Goddess, Buddha, Ancestors, etc.), I'm writing you today to make a formal announcement and an implicit request. First, the announcement. I am done with this situation where fingers get pointed, blame is placed, but no one is willing to accept responsibility for their own actions and or the part they play in … Continue reading Dear Universe

Oh yeah, that’s right…I’m a Writer

And this is supposed to be where I regale you with tales of my writing adventures, flood your minds¬†with writer-ly advise, and spend countless minutes promoting my work to the masses so that one day, I too can enjoy the life of leisure we know those wealthy writers enjoy. Yeah, well, that's what I was … Continue reading Oh yeah, that’s right…I’m a Writer

Camp NaNo and other musings.

No, I'm not going to be giving a day-by-day recap of how I'm doing with Camp NaNo. ¬†I am happy to say though that this is the first Camp I've participated in that I have actually completed the first day having not only met the word goal but exceeded it by a few words. Not … Continue reading Camp NaNo and other musings.

Speaking of Starving Artists

Hi everyone. ¬†My name is Dana Ellington, and I'm a Starving Artist. ¬†(*sits down with a sigh*) Yes my friends,¬†despite having a steady nine to five, I am a Starving Artist. ¬†Much to my shame / embarrassment / guilt, it's time to be completely honest and admit I don't know how to run a business. … Continue reading Speaking of Starving Artists

If That’s What It Takes,

then I'm fairly confident I will never be a commercial success. So What Would It Take to Get You to Buy My Books?¬†¬† A recent trip to the bookstore had me¬†browsing titles in my favorite genres and I noted how all the covers began to blend together. I feel the same about movie posters. ¬†They … Continue reading If That’s What It Takes,

What if this is the fantasy…

and in my real life, I'm everything I want to be.   Sort of turned my mind sideways on the drive in to work yesterday morning. The idea that all this hustle¬†and what not to do more, get more, BE more,¬†isn't reality. Instead, we're living the dream, it's our real lives that we're truly longing … Continue reading What if this is the fantasy…

I’ve been bitten…sort of

My mom took up doing our family genealogy several years ago. It's been wonderful finding out about our family history as she uncovers the various details and such. What has not been wonderful is her not so subtle nudges that she wants my sister or I to catch the fever and start spending our "free" … Continue reading I’ve been bitten…sort of