100 Books: Winter/Spring Favorites

In 2016, I read just over 90 new books. I decided to set a goal for 100 books in 2017, knowing that I’d be home with the baby for much of the year, nursing with Kindle in hand or taking walks with my Audible app. 100 books is a true challenge, and I’m not sure I’m going to make it, but I’m giving it my best. I’m at 40 right now, which is pretty close to par, but I’ll... read more

The 2017 Scott Meyer Award

On Saturday, I attended the Millbrook Literary Festival as a finalist for the Scott Meyer Award. It was a full day of author panels, workshops and networking. At 1:00, the finalists were introduced, and we all read our short essays. The judge, Karen Orloff (author of 7 published books and a column in the local newspaper for the past two decades) then announced the winner. I was shocked. It was me! I... read more

Announcing The Perspective Post Newsletter

You guys, I’m so excited about today’s post, because after months of secretly working on the service and the content, I finally get to talk about my newsletter. Origin Story I’ve wanted to start a Words From The Sowul newsletter for… well, an embarrassingly long time. I first announced it on the blog back in August 2015, but I ran into some problems. After spending hours picking... read more

Blog Hiatus: 4 Lessons I Learned Behind The Scenes

While I was on hiatus from the blog, I was busy behind the scenes. The process of brainstorming content, creating a newsletter, and updating all of my old posts taught me valuable lessons about blogging and the overall direction of my writing life. Lesson 1: Have An Artistic Vision Based on brainstorming during the Pixels to Platform course I took over the winter, I realized I didn’t have an overall... read more

It’s A Blogging Extravaganza!

Oh, readers, I have missed you SO much! Every time I take a break from blogging, I miss a vital piece of my writing life. When I’m not blogging, I feel disconnected from my readers and from the greater writing world. I even feel disconnected from a part of myself, the part that enjoys putting her thoughts and opinions out into the world without first filtering them through an editor. I actually had... read more

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