Seasons of Bravery: When It's the LAST Thing You Want to Do

Seasons of Bravery: When It's the LAST Thing You Want to Do

Someone from back home (Washington state) asked me the last week, "How's the book tour going?" my response was, "I'm on a book tour?!?!" Here's the email I just sent to my tribe...

Conversational Acrobatics: How to Deflect Sensitive Topics in Social Situations

Conversational Acrobatics: How to Deflect Sensitive Topics in Social Situations

4 Helpful tips for navigating social situations when you don’t want to discuss certain topics with certain people

#AskEmilyAnn: Keeping Up Momentum Without a Deadline

#AskEmilyAnn: Keeping Up Momentum Without a Deadline

Today’s question is “What advice do you have to keep the momentum even when there isn’t an actual deadline?”

New Song! "Tell Me Again"

New Song! "Tell Me Again"

I wrote this song for the Bushwick Book Club's most recent concert featuring songs inspired by Lindy West's book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman. (Pictured above, you'll see her sitting right in front of the stage! No pressure!) Lindy West is most definitely one of my modern heroines. She writes these killer articles for the New York Times and always has such important, powerful things to say.

Stage Fright is the *Worst.* This Might Help

Stage Fright is the *Worst.* This Might Help

Stage fright. When it’s bad, it’s really bad. Here are 6 tips to help overcome your fear of the stage.
 

#AskEmilyAnn FB Livestream: Carving Out Time to Be Creative

#AskEmilyAnn FB Livestream: Carving Out Time to Be Creative

This week’s #AskEmilyAnn: Carving out time to be creative! (Question sent in from Christina!)

A Coloring Book?! Why The Hell Not?!

A Coloring Book?! Why The Hell Not?!

I mean, yes, there are always great reasons to not do anything, but when it comes to making the birth of this weekly show as big a deal as possible, I'll gladly crank it hard to the right and yell, "Why The HELL Not?!" Part of this leads me to something which I'm floored to announce...

New Song: Little Bit

New Song: Little Bit

Alternative Blog Post Title: "I Don't Have Time To Write Songs for a Kids Album! ...Or Do I?" I've got a lot going on these days - writing a book and getting ready to release a new album. As part of raising funds to release this album, I've set an album pre-order level for anyone to commission an original or cover song.

You guys. This Book is Actually Going To Happen.

You guys. This Book is Actually Going To Happen.
  1. I have an editor. (Hi Lisa!)
  2. She read her first draft, (my 8th draft) of a book I wrote.
  3. I still have a lot of slicing, dicing, and revisions left to complete.

If I was wearing three layers of socks, each of those statements would blow all three layers off. I am absolutely flabbergasted that I've gotten this far, especially during this month in particular.

Hello Scrivener, I Love You.

Hello Scrivener, I Love You.

In the lulls between songwriting, album-making, and concert performing, I've been slowly working on writing a book. Let me tell you, it's been a SLOW, slow, slow slog. This morning I woke up *really* discouraged.

I Burned My Journals.

I Burned My Journals.

It started as innocently as my 13-year-old self, with a daily “Dear Diary.”  I tore through blank notebooks and journals like a hungry omnivore at a Korean BBQ restaurant...