How to Deal with the Anxiety of Freelancing

I didn't expect all the freelancing anxiety that has cropped up in the last few weeks. Sure, I struggle with anxiety, but I had assumed that after I started pursuing my dream—to get paid to write—that the worrying would disappear. Yet it's only gotten worse, in many ways. Between juggling a part-time job, hustling to… Continue reading How to Deal with the Anxiety of Freelancing

20+ Resources for Rural Writers and Creative Types

Are you a rural creative type but need help figuring out what resources are at your fingertips? Have you heard that you should attend a residency or a workshop but have no clue where to find one? Does the idea of getting funded for your craft sound like a pipe dream? You're in the right… Continue reading 20+ Resources for Rural Writers and Creative Types

How To Convince Yourself to Take the First Step—Even From the Boonies

I know you've heard it a thousand times: "The first step is the hardest." But it's true. Even making the decision to try is the most difficult part. And I don't mean telling yourself that someday you'll give your creative pursuit a go. I mean driving along the highway one day and deciding, with determination,… Continue reading How To Convince Yourself to Take the First Step—Even From the Boonies

How to (Try to) Not Be a Perfectionist

A boyfriend from many moons ago told me he liked me "because you never stress over anything." When I mentioned this to my close friends, they burst out laughing. "OK, has he met you?" they asked. Their laughter offended me for a few seconds (jeez, I'm not that bad, am I?) I was surprised my… Continue reading How to (Try to) Not Be a Perfectionist