MIA and back again in blogosphere!

Hello Readers: I’m back after a hiatus. I’ve been redesigning my website for my contract editorial, copywriting, and design services. I like the idea of being a “swiss army knife” of publishing. That’s an awesome metaphor that I stole from another freelancer peer, Alaina Leary. She’s one of the most brilliant person I’ve met. I…

When the Pen runs Dry: Facing Burnout

Some people (such as a few members of my own family) seem to have this idea that writers “just write” or those in creative professions have taken a perpetual hobby of endless pleasure. That’s for hobby writers. In reality, it’s a mental workout with its rewards and efforts. Other than writing, there’s constant pitching, deadlines, marketing…

Watching Buffy 20 Years Later

Those of us re-watching Buffy since it came out in 1997, it brings so many chuckles, memories, and hot guys on screen. The reason Buffy was popular was because it captured the alienation a young girl feels for being headstrong, tough, and nonconformist. There’s a lot of pressure for teenage girls to be pretty, popular,…

Why I Don’t Believe in Writer’s Block

I’ve been there myself—many times. There was a time when I simply couldn’t write and thought about giving up. I thought my aspirations must be a joke. I must be the dumbest person in my writing class. Everyone has been there, even those with the book awards. If not, either you haven’t experienced it yet or you are a liar. I still wouldn’t call those times writer’s block. I suggest avoiding the term “writer’s block” like the plague.