Category Archives: Absolutely Abby!

How My Writing Has Evolved Over The Last Decade

As I was doing my self-edits for Book 3, I was really struck by how my writing process has evolved over the last ten years, when I first was getting serious about writing. I wanted to spend a moment to … Continue reading

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Navigating Different Creative Seasons

The weather is finally changing! (Was fall late wherever you live as well?) Watching the leaves slowly molt from green to brown makes me think about the different creative seasons in our lives. I know I tend to blog a … Continue reading

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Prepping To Find My Writing Rhythm

Did you hear that massive sigh the moment the clock switched from July to August? It would’ve been a mix of release, relief, and desperation. The sigh belonged to me. Growing up, I loved summer because it meant freedom. I … Continue reading

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The Learning Curve of Releasing a Book

As of last month, I now have two books out with Soul Mate! Whoop! And the difference between the two releases is astounding. Before my first book released, I studied up on all sorts of different marketing techniques. Book reviews … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Notre Dame: Why Our Work Matters

Between realizing I’m going to be a book momma again in, gasp!, under a month, and watching the Notre Dame burn in Paris earlier this week, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting. Most of the art and work we … Continue reading

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How to Use a Kanban Board to Organize Your Writing

Last year, I started looking up different ways to be more productive with my writing. I got lost in a myriad of books about creativity, increasing word count, and organization. My obsession got worse when I discovered the Instagram planner … Continue reading

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Shutting Down for 2018

This year for Christmas, my grandma really wanted to have a talent show. It’s been her dream for the last two years, and this time the entire family complied. We had everything from a lecture on 6 different ways to … Continue reading

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