Not Another Progress Report

Hello, world. Betsey Horton here. Sorry for leaving you on read. I'm still here, somehow, even though I totally got wasted and tried to pull a Tiger Woods the other night. BTW, am I the only one who thinks this car wreck has "suicide attempt" written all over it, or... Read More

Professional Progress Report

Just stopping by to update anyone who cares about my progress in becoming a professional writer/digital nomad. Someday I will be financially and location independent. For now, I remain trapped in a small town in the middle of nowhere. Alas. Novel Several weeks have passed since I started working on... Read More

Manicures in the Time of Covid-19

One of my most-missed pre-pandemic rituals is that of the manicure. Like any woman, I enjoy getting a full set with glitter nail polish and a cute little design. However, the pandemic has closed nail salons all across the nation. Times are tough for beauty queens and those who provide... Read More

3 Face Masks to Help You Survive the Stress of 2020

Let’s face it: 2020 was no one’s year. Very few things seemed within our control. In tense moments when the future seemed so uncertain for so many, I did what any woman would do to regain control of her life: I went to Walmart and bought a bunch of face... Read More

5 Things People Say & Do When You Write About Your Mental Health

Writing about mental health struggles isn’t easy. If you’re doing it for any kind of audience, be prepared for an onslaught of criticism. While 1 in 4 Americans suffer from some form of mental illness, it remains largely misunderstood by the general populace. Reactions are rarely positive, and while you... Read More