Bashful Betsy

Daily Prompt: Intense! by michelle w. on November 5, 2013Describe the last time you were surprised by the intensity of a feeling you had about something, or were surprised at how strongly you reacted to something you thought wouldn’t be a big deal. ~~~~~~~~~~ Following is a short story I wrote back in April for the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge.Betsy deals with a lot of intense feelings in this short story.Bashful Betsy by dmauldin53...more

Throwing in the Towel

I gave it my best shot - truly I did. But this daily blogging thing is just not cool with me. I did a post two days ago about balancing a busy life, and blogging is not one of the important areas for me. I love to write, but after writing the book on the LOST fandom I promised myself I wouldn't let writing take over my life in an unhealthy way again. ...more

10 Tips to Balancing a Freelance Career with Your Life

It is often difficult to balance a freelance career with everything else that is going on in your life, but it is not impossible. There are steps you can take to ensure that every part of your life is tended to as it should be, from spending time with family to cleaning your home.  ...more

"Mommy, Don't Sit at the Computer"

My blog addiction is getting way out of hand. I'm on my lap constantly, either writing a post, catching up on friends' blogs, or moderating comments. Blogging is my drug of choice. "Hi, I'm Jaci, and I'm a compulsive blogger...." ...more

I find that spending two hours in them morning and 3 hours at night on the computer nets the ...more

Balancing Act

We hear a lot these days about "balance" or "work/life balance" and we are all for it, but what does it really mean to be "balanced" and is it something that we can actually attain. Most of us lead the kind of hectic lifestyle that could hardly be described as balanced. We have jobs, kids, spouses, parents, community, business, friends and extended family responsibilities pulling at our time and energy. How could we possibly be balanced. ...more