2019 To Do List

I wouldn’t exactly call these resolutions, per se, but these are the goals I’ve set for my daily routine for this year. Read at least 1 chapter of something. Do 2 lessons in Chinese or Spanish on Duolingo. Eat 3 servings of vegetables. Wash at least 4 dishes. (Historically, I’ve …

Windows 10 Shortcuts for Mac Users (that took me way too long to figure out)

I’m a graphic designer & writer, and—by necessity—I recently switched from my Macbook Pro to a Windows 10 PC at work. While it’s been a mostly smooth transition, I am having to relearn all the keyboard shortcuts that I use on a regular basis. Imagine my surprise, when I couldn’t …

Tips for My Beta Readers

A few people have asked about what being a beta reader is like… So, here’s the scoop. First of all, what’s a beta reader? A beta reader is a non-professional reader who evaluates a manuscript to help a writer improve its story, characters, setting, pacing, and general readability. Beta β means …

The Things I Remember

I lost my Grandma Jayne two years ago today. We never had much of a relationship because she lived in upstate New York, a seven-hour drive from my hometown, but what we did have got more and more interesting as we both got older. She didn’t “do computers,” so I …