December #InkRipples: The Pressure of End of Year Goals

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on December 13, 2017 in Anecdote, Ink Ripples, Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, Writing |

December is a stressful and busy time of year. For me, it’s not a great month for setting up goals. I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s Resolutions because it feels too contrived and arbitrary. Sure, it’s a new year, but that doesn’t mean I’m in the right place to set up new goals. […]

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Stripping My Emotional Self in Writing

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on December 4, 2014 in Anecdote, WIP, Writing |

I’m the kind of person who holds her emotions really close to her chest. I hate crying in front of people, even the ones I’m closest to, and have always, as far back as I can remember, felt this way. I don’t like openly showing many strong emotions often feel embarrassed when I do, and […]

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