CategoryLife & Other Things

My Journey into the Short Story World

Short stories… when I first realized I had the opportunity to be a part of a fabulous anthology, Once Upon the Longest Night, I figured, “Hey, I can do this. No prob, man.” I mean, I’m no stranger to writing. I’ve been doing this for close to ten years, and have written four books in that time (though none have been right for the publishing world during their times). So with that experience behind me, I signed on to create, […]

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This Thing Still On?

*taps* Hello? *wipes dust* *sneezes* Damnit. Oh, hi! *waves* Whoa, has it really been TWO years since my last post? Holy. Shit. Ok, well… yeah, two years since my last post. Not just that, but almost two years since I’ve drafted, or written any new words, or truly dug in and revised. I say almost because just a few short weeks ago, I found my way back to my passion. My dream.  All that to say there are good things cookin’ […]

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When the Brain’s Been Hijacked

My writing bestie and critique partner, Charissa James-Weaks, said it best: Babies hijack your brain. Boy, is that ever true (especially during pregnancy)! If you follow me on social media, then I’m sure you’re aware of my amazing news: there’s a Baby Collins on the way! But I’m not posting to talk about the baby–at least not exclusively. I’m posting to talk about how pregnancy seriously hijacks your brain. If you remember, at the first of this year I made […]

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Gotta Try It: 21 Day Fix

So yeah, it’s that time of year when everyone makes New Year’s Resolutions, and the most famous one is–say it with me now–LOSING WEIGHT. How about this year, instead of making that simple goal of losing weight, we simply aspire to become healthy? To change our lifestyle from a few weeks on a particular diet to lose a certain amount of weight to one of simple and easy healthy eating and daily exercise? Sounds good, doesn’t it? That’s what I […]

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