Does a Ladder Matter?

Friday, January 4, 2019

      It’s coming home to me how often I start these posts with some comment about how I “don’t really do” whatever the topic of the week happens to be. I don’t live life with balance, I don’t dispense advice, I don’t blah blah blah. So let me hit you with a big surprise: I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. Truly, I don’t know that I’ve ever heard…


Kimmery’s 2018 Writing Resolution Checklist

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

  I typically don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, on the theory that I’m more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants girl (a pantser, as we dorks say in writing parlance). However, I’ve been assigned the topic of resolutions so I’d better acquire some, stat. In the interest of making other writers feel better about themselves, I’m going to be brutally honest.   Writing:Ideal: Finish Novel-In-Progress.Achievable: Finish current chapter.Keeping It Real: Finish tweet about…


2018: Hope is like the sun

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year! For us Debs that means… our year is here! At last! This is both exciting and, well, terrifying. My book comes out in 105 days, and that simultaneously feels like it will never get here and like there’s still so much to do in so little time. I’m a high-functioning bundle of nerves on a good day, so I can only imagine how tightly-wound I’m likely to…


New Year’s Resolution Check-In

Friday, July 7, 2017

Do you recall my resolution not to OVER-plan this year? (i.e The Planner Has No Plans). Remember how I said I wanted to enjoy the moments and cherish the idea of being an debt author? Well, I sort of kept up with it. Every author I spoke to agreed, this was a tough year to debut. Between Trump taking office, the lives lost needlessly, the climate of YA publishing, and…


2017 Continues with Bold Changes, Steady Success!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

This week, the Debs are looking back at our resolutions from January. Besides the normal “work out more, eat better, focus better, have more patience…” I was at a loss for what to focus on so I turned to my horoscope (read my original post and horoscope here). Here are some of the highlights from my 2017 horoscope: You will need to be bold this year and face some transitions…


New Year’s Resolution Check-in – ROCKING IT

Monday, July 3, 2017

This week the Debs are checking in to see where we are with those resolutions we set forth during the first week of January. Ok, here is what I resolved. Read 75+ books this year. Finish THE SECRET CHEF. Spit out a bunch of bylines about the world of ancient Rome and Apicius. That book promotion thing. Promote the hell out of FEAST OF SORROW. I can safely say that…


The Planner Has No Plan!!!

Friday, January 6, 2017

I’m a planner. A huge planner. I like to plan and execute. So things like New Year’s Resolutions are my jam! Because I get to set goals. Then I get to plan around those goals. I plan all things, down to the date and time, for every month. This year… I don’t have a plan. Because what I learned from last year, after all my planning, life tends to throw…


“2017: Bold Changes, Steady Success!”

Thursday, January 5, 2017

This week, we’re chatting about our resolutions for 2017. I have the obvious ones that come to mind: work out more, eat better, focus better, have more patience… But after wrangling two kids, three and under all day, I was struggling to come up with a profound resolution of how I can improve myself or my writing. So I did what any human being (looking for the easy way out) does….


2017: The Year of the Second Book

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

  I’m going to finish my second book this year. No, really, I will. Yes, I’m serious. Yes, I said that last year. Yeah, okay, I said that the year before. It’s different this time. Some days I’m frustrated with myself that yet another year has passed and I haven’t finished my follow-up memoir, the recovery half of my story, the story of how climbing Colorado’s highest peaks helped me…


2017 is the Year of the Crystal

Monday, January 2, 2017

It’s also the Year of the Amy, the Tiffany, the Lynn and the Jenni, because it’s the year when our books will shake the world! This week the Debs are writing about our New Years dreams, resolutions, hopes, goals, and ambitions.  On April 25th, my dream will come true. I’ll truly be a published author. It’s the start of what I hope will be a long, lucrative career. But, unless…