Author Archives: Donna Heilman

About Donna Heilman

I am a writer that lives in Irving, TX with my husband, 3 dogs, and 5 cats. I am currently working on my novel, Rapture, as well as writing poetry and some short non-fiction. I am honestly writing this blog to feel more connected with other creative people.

Day 57: Long Days

I try to write my blog posts during lunch but today was one of those days when it just didn’t happen. And all I thought about while plowing though my stacks of work was wanting to write this and how, … Continue reading

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Day 56: The Mental State of Creative People

All my life, I have heard that creative people are more prone to have mental illnesses.  When you look at the creatives that have come before us, that seems to have merit.  Suicides, alcoholism, drug abuse, self-mutilation, aberrant behavior, schizophrenia, … Continue reading

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Day 55: My Writer’s Journey

My mom always told me that I “lived in my head”.  She also told me that I needed to stop because I was getting too old for it.  This was when I was still pretty young too.  I really didn’t … Continue reading

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Day 54: Guilt

Most writers are consumed with guilt.  And most of that guilt comes from not writing, not meeting goals, not paying enough attention to family and/or work, etc….  I am feeling that guilt this morning.  I set a goal of writing … Continue reading

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Day 53: Slice of Life: A Writer with a Full-time Job

Ever have one of those days where from the second that you wake up, every single thing goes wrong?  For me, that day is today.  I woke up and checked my blood glucose and it was LOW.  That is bad … Continue reading

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Day 52: Excuses

A writer’s life is full of excuses.  Excuses about why we can’t write, didn’t write or did write but didn’t write as much as we planned.  Work has been too hectic and/or I’m working late.  Household chores and maintenance are … Continue reading

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Day 51: I Don’t Want to be Beige

I’ve decided that I want to be a rainbow…only with more colors than ROYGBIV.  I want to brighten up every single room into which I enter.  I’m tired of being beige.  Tired of wearing the same type of clothes every … Continue reading

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Day 50: Accepting & Acknowledging Our Gifts

I am not good at receiving gifts.  First, I don’t like being the center of attention.  Second, even if I absolutely love the gift and tell the giver profusely that I love and adore it, I still feel like my … Continue reading

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Day 49: Thanks & Gratitude

There are many things in my life that I could bitch, whine, and moan about but there are far more things to be thankful for right now.  I have a wonderful, loving husband that treats me like a queen and … Continue reading

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Day 48: How Did We Get to This Place

I often wonder when I decided to be a writer because I keep thinking that there has to be one defining moment that set this all in motion.  Writing was an escape and for comfort when I was a child … Continue reading

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