If you haven’t been following this blog, you don’t know that I am about to move for a new teaching job, and I’m about to start a whole new phase in my life. Because of that, I don’t have much time to blog. So this blog is like when your favorite TV show is on a break and you see a rerun. It’s a rerun blog. Enjoy some of my favorite posts I have made in the past. And hopefully I will return next week! My favorite fictional love stories (Part 1/???) The stages of going to a book sale… 4 Tips for Surviving anRead More →

Let me preface this by saying that I am an adult. (Sometimes.) I’ve had full-time jobs, and I have lived in my own apartment. The apartment, however, was five minutes from where I grew up. I like where I grew up, so this was not a problem for me. And though I went away to college two hours away from where I grew up, I’ve never actually LIVED any distance from home. College is completely isolated and different. In three weeks, that is changing. I am moving an hour and a half for my new job. And I am scared (good scared, I think, butRead More →

  Carving Out a Plot – Okay so.  Maybe it’s just me.  I get a brilliant idea, and what I think is a great plot and then I sit down to actually plan, to actually write.  And I slam into a brick wall.  “Well, how is that going to work?”  “How am I going to get to that part?”  “Who the heck is going to actually want to read this?”  I get stuck, and I can’t move. Naming Characters – Yes, I have name generators.  I USE them all the time.  But have you ever struggled to find the PERFECT name?  Name generators are great,Read More →

Another list by Elizabeth Doherty (yes, this is what today’s to-do list looks like… with commentary) Get ready for work tomorrow (I can’t be the only one who gets their clothes and stuff ready beforehand, right?  It means I get to sleep in!) Check celebrity gossip sights (It’s research, okay?!  Kind of.  Maybe a little bit.  Okay, it’s just fun.) The Policeman’s Ball (My goal is to get my first novel published this summer, but it needs revision.  I’m on my first of at least two revisions, and it’s hard.  I wanted to get four chapters done tonight.  Maybe I’ll just do two.  I’m soRead More →

A list by Elizabeth Doherty Suddenly you need tons of sleep.  Remember when you could stay up until the early morning hours and be (mostly) fine?  Not me, not anymore.  More often than not, if I am not sleeping, I am thinking about sleeping.  And the sleep I get?  Never enough.  I want to sleep all of the time. The increasingly short time in the day.  Where do all of the hours go?  Between work, socializing with friends and family, reading,  exercising, binge watching Netflix?  There is no time.  No time to sit and be me.  How am I supposed to get anything done?! MetabolismRead More →