There I said it. Out loud and proud, too. A while ago a couple friends shared a blog post with me by Kristen Lamb. It was a great post, and hell, here’s a link. I’ll wait while you go read it. The post said a bunch of great things. Including: tooting your own horn (a personal favorite of mine), own who you are and what you do, don’t be afraid to fail, and the biggest ‘go after your dream’. I want to expand on that post and say that you can go after your dream all you want but without structure, short term goals, andRead More →

There’s a lot of shit out there. Yep, I used the word… shit. Originally standing for (Ship High In Transit). Now it’s used to define the numerous marketing tactics one might employ to promote a brand. Ultimately marketing tactics is a fancy term that encompasses branding, advertising, and promotion involved with whatever you’re selling. In this case I’m selling myself, which let me tell you it’s a hard brand to sell. I’m not a popular, interesting, or even part of the ‘cool kid’ crowd. My weekends are filled with family fun, a few drinks, some cooking, and maybe written words. Yet, each time I’ve gotRead More →

CAUTION: Long post ahead, but it’s worth it. 😉 Originally posted on Rise of the Slush blog: The last 2 months have been a bit insane. I got roped into this crazy submission call, originally proposed by my critique partner. The submission call involved fairy tale re-telling with *drumroll* zombies! I know what you’re going to say next: “But Landra you hate, and I mean despise with every ounce of your being, zombies.” I’m also aware of this fact, and… did I mention I was dragged into this by my critique partner. The conversation went a bit like this: Her: “This is insane but, PUBLISHER hasRead More →