Category: publishing

  • 2022-01-10 Another Year in the Rearview

    2022-01-10 Another Year in the Rearview

    And what a year it was! Am I right??!!  Sometimes when I’m on vacation and I have extra time, I elect to write about how it’s going. If I have a lot of extra time, there are pictures. That’s lovely to revisit later, but who has that kind of time?  I’m usually more about the […]

  • 2022-01-08 Where’s the Bullseye This Year? 🎯

    2022-01-08 Where’s the Bullseye This Year? 🎯

    I’ve been thinking (and thinking and thinking and thinking) about goals, plans, resolutions, a new day, a new month, a new year. I’m getting closer to zeroing in on my target(s). 🎯🎯🎯 My good friend Rebecca always picks a word at the start of the year that will shape her year and help her focus […]

  • 2022-01-04 On Tuesday’s I Take Out the Trash

    2022-01-04 On Tuesday’s I Take Out the Trash

    I’d love to say I do it for alliteration’s sake because something deep in me is enchanted by the sounds of words that just fit together in my mouth in a pleasing and natural way. But I take out the trash on Tuesday because Wednesday is the day the Man comes to haul it away.  […]

  • 2021-12-22 It’s a Numbers Nerding Kind of Day

    2021-12-22 It’s a Numbers Nerding Kind of Day

    Yesterday I let myself become immersed in a total left-brain organizational task. It was very satisfying. I did some folder/file shuffling and a little accounting with a focus on the poems I’ve published to date.  I’m in a numbers kind of mood. I guess that’s what I do when I fail to write. I’ve been […]

  • 2021-12-09 Random This and That Thursday ✍🏻💊📖🤷‍♀️…

    2021-12-09 Random This and That Thursday ✍🏻💊📖🤷‍♀️…

    Today I’ve been working on a variety of things and it’s mostly good and I haven’t even had to leave my couch and that’s fine with me.  It’s mostly been communications related but I did take a wee break in the middle of the day to join a creative writing session. That was nice though […]

  • 2021-12-03 Practicing Shameless Self-Promotion

    2021-12-03 Practicing Shameless Self-Promotion

    Hello. My name is Shyla and I suck at self-promotion. Here’s a link to my first book: Unsuspecting Cinderella. Please buy it.  See what I mean? I really have no idea how to get people to buy my book. Hell, I am not even comfortable telling people about it. I mean, I’ll tell you all […]

  • 2021-11-24 Which Way is Up + 10 Reasons Why Tuesday was Tops Compared to Monday

    2021-11-24 Which Way is Up + 10 Reasons Why Tuesday was Tops Compared to Monday

    I swear the Universe is conspiring to mix me around something fierce in a way that leaves me not knowing which direction is up. Two days ago I was the hot mess I often complain about being here in this semi-anonymous space. Yesterday was like the exact opposite. I felt great and for no damn […]

  • 2021-11-23 Pulling that Pin Out and Tossing it in the Trash 📌

    2021-11-23 Pulling that Pin Out and Tossing it in the Trash 📌

    Yesterday I suffered from a mini-existential crisis and wanted to write through it. I wanted to write long enough for my brain to start unlocking the doors to potential answers. Hey.. it’s worked before so why not?  However life itself got in the way and I truly did not have enough time to get to […]