my life now

Aug 31st, 2018 A Year on The Porch arstanley 3 min read

I said it, I’m writing a nonfiction book, whaaaaaaaat? I’m sure the people who know me irl have all kinds of thoughts about what it’ll be about, hopefully, I’ll surprise you alittle. . We went to the beach this summer and I spent a lot of time picking up broken seashells. It gave me space to think about beauty and brokenness. When we came home…

Bumps

Aug 31st, 2018 A.R. Stanley's Musings, publishing, social media, writing arstanley 1 min read

I thought writing a novel was hard work. Then I decided to self-publish. And run social media. And promote. And have my husband design and lay things out. And it suddenly overwhelmed me, and some amateur attempts came out of it all. I tell myself I am not the first to experience this nor will I be the last.  Each step and setback can teach…