devotion // liberty

 

Don’t leave a hole where your finest work should go.

    Hold me in your heart till you understand. Hold me in your heart just the way that I am. With all your faults, I love you. Don’t give up on me. I won’t give up on you. – “Hold Me In Your Heart,” Kinky Boots   When Billy Porter belts out “Hold Me…

Write from a full cup.

      Not every writer wants to be famous, get a book deal, or sell tons of products. Some writers just want to get noticed — and feel helpful. These kinds of writers think & say things like:   “I’m not writing to make money. I don’t necessarily want to get published in big…

“I did it!” vs. “It was worth it.” (There’s a difference…)

      Whenever I begin a new project — whether it’s a writing project, a business venture, or a personal challenge (like trying to exercise for an hour every day, for thirty days) — I usually decide on a particular “metric” that, in my mind, equals “success”.   “If I get 1,000 downloads, then…

Who is living your dream?

      Dinner was in just a few minutes and I was mentally preparing myself to feel… miserable. “I’m so excited to introduce you to my favorite writer,” my friend gushed. “She’s a New York Times bestselling author and she’s so smart and funny and you’re just going to loooove her!” Internally, I thought…

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It’s not OK.

      My friend was waiting patiently on the steps of my apartment, reading a book. I was running late because I’d been working on a writing project that took longer than expected. I rushed towards her, out of breath and anxious, spewing apologies for my tardiness. She smiled and stood to hug me….

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