Working at Home at the Time of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As a freelancer, working at home isn’t a new concept. It has its perks like no morning traffic, no dress code, no childcare expenses, and working at my pace (except for deadlines), taking several breaks throughout the day, and flexibility. However, it’s not as glamorous or necessarily easy as those lifestyle bloggers and MLM huns…

Writing in the time of Coronavirus

I try to get in as much writing time as possible. Nothing more exhausting than bored kids. I feel for them. Lots of energy. Not able to go out to the parks. Can only go outside when weather cooperates. Can’t see their friends or playdates. I’m scratching my head wondering how the heck do little…

The Coronavirus Diaries

Where I am, a suburb of Merrimack Valley region, Massachusetts, USA, everything is closed. Schools are closed for 3 weeks. My department store is closed until further notice. Restaurants are take-away only. No more gatherings of over 10 people. Practice handwashing. Coughing in elbow. EFA meetings are cancelled and moved virtually. I’m so thankful for…

New Year’s Eve Plans

That’s where there are tons of Roaring Twenties themed parties coming up. Fun to see my creative friends who can plan and throw a kickass party. I HATE hosting. I find it stressful and can’t stress how I absolutely hate it. I know some amazing ladies who enjoy the process of coming up with themes…

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,…