Haitus Cocoon

I took a LOOOOOONG hiatus. I guess I needed it, though I feel like I wasted all this time by being away when I could have been writing and improving. I needed to get in a better emotional space. I wasn’t depressed, nor anxious. But I wasn’t myself. I was still wrestling with the same…

Watering the Seeds to Grow Your Ideas

My actual garden in June 2016. (It needs watered.) What does this have to do with writing? All writers get seed ideas. We sometimes plant them by jotting them down. (If you don’t have a notebook where you jot down ideas, get one!) But they will never grow if we don’t work on them. Aha….

Self-Discipline for 2022

Maybe you’re like me and feel like 2021 is unfinished. I can list things that never were accomplished from work tasks, to crafts, to books, to ways I could have used my time better. I don’t want to leave this year full of regrets, but I am. In facing that truth, it forces me to…

I’m Adding #Autism into the Mix

As a writer in my spare time I’ve been pretty quiet about my day job. But I’ve come to realize I’m a Jill of all trades and teaching students with special needs, those that can’t hack it in a full day in the normal educational system, is part of me.  Over half of my class…

Honest Funk – Being Funking Honest

I’ve been in a huge funk. It’s affected every aspect of my life. I’ve been coming out of it since the school year started and forced me into a regular schedule. Wake up, go to work, work until mentally exhausted, deal with all the special needs as they arise, act professional, do paperwork, plan for…

What’s ElshaHawk doing on Discord, Patreon, Ko-Fi, and, okay, not Etsy

I’ve been really creative this month, inspiration and motivation have been all around. Coming out of a creative block, I have begun to enter contests and start getting hyped up for NanoWrimo, which always gets me writing. I will share bits of my Nano story on Discord and Patreon. Speaking of Discord… I created a…

Focus

I changed my tagline to include Beta Reading and took out Mental Health. Don’t get me wrong, Mental Health is huge for me. It impacts everyone. I evaluated my page with a critical eye and saw that I didn’t post much with the topic. I integrate it into my poetry, for sure, and I am…

Self-Analysis to Get Out of Your Own Way and Pursue Your Dreams

Self-analysis is vital to growth and change. You must study the WHY of your thoughts and emotions. Example: Why do you eat so much chocolate? To comfort yourself. Why are you comforting yourself? You feel alone. Why are you alone? People are happier than you, don’t talk to you, don’t behave in the way you…