If you are reading this, and you participated in NaNoWriMo, then I can assume you survived. You’ve either completed 50k or more and are celebrating or, you didn’t finish and are kicking yourselves. For those of you who completed it! CONGRATULATIONS!! YOU ROCK!!! For those of you who didn’t, do not despair. You tried and […]Read more "NANO AFTERMATH"
As of midnight on Saturday, November 1, hundreds of thousands of writers around the world sat down at their laptops and began banging out words. I was one of them. I wrote for about three hours and pounded out 3005 words. None of us is sure if these words are the best prose ever written, […]Read more "READY, SET, NANO!"
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I bombed this year. I didn’t complete NaNoWriMo. I didn’t even bust open 20k words. Thanks to a brutal cold (brought in by my sweet Godson, given to both my husband and me) several days of migraines, along with some vertigo and the Thanksgiving holiday, I didn’t achieve my goals. […]Read more "I BOMBED NANOWRIMO…AND I’M HAPPY ABOUT IT!"
Actually, this post is dedicated to all of the writers struggling to stay encouraged. Last week, I submitted a short story for a contest. After the submission, I found out that there were some plot issues that should have been fixed. I went from being proud of myself and hopeful, to kicking myself and wanting […]Read more "THIS ONE’S DEDICATED TO THE WRITERS I LOVE"
Today I celebrate a milestone. This is my 75th blog post! I couldn’t believe it when I saw the notice. It had never dawned on me to even think about celebrating this. The 100th yes, but this one, not necessarily. However, people celebrate the 75th of stuff all the time. So why not my 75th […]Read more "CELEBRATING A MILESTONE"
Every now and then, I get in a bit of a funk about my writing. I look at my circumstances, lack of education, and a few other issues and start pulling out the decorations for the pity party. Inevitably, it seems that God steps in and shows me something that will inspire me to continue […]Read more "INSPIRING MY ASPIRATIONS"
As a novice writer, I spend some of my time looking for ways to learn the craft of writing. However, most of what I find on the Internet is articles and discussions about Publishing. While it is great to get that information (for later), novice writers really need to focus on the writing craft more […]Read more "YEAH, I’M WRITING ABOUT…WRITING"