Reflect: Goal Planning Process Step 1

First, a word on this series. Goal planning is a process and this series of blogs is a look at what mine is. It’s a process I’ve created based on countless articles, motivational speeches, goal planning systems (both paper and digital), etc. and advice from writers, authors, friends, motivational speakers, mentors, etc. given or read... Continue Reading →

Letting 2021 Go

This week involved a few unexpected things that took away from the completely mindless relaxation I had planned for the family. It wasn't totally negative or totally positive and I'm taking it as the mindset I need to let 2021 go. 2021 was challenging and I know this is a universal truth for most of... Continue Reading →

From One to the Next

I did indeed take some time away from any projects last week to appreciate and celebrate all that I’ve done and accomplished so far. It felt really good to sit back and revel in the quiet for a bit. (Also, in the game playing, cookie baking, and snowperson building. 😁) Then, I got back to... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo 2021 Reflections

Writing this manuscript for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2021 was one of the most challenging writing tasks I've undertaken yet. It was the most amount of writing I've done in the shortest amount of time and I'm still reeling from everything that was dredged up from it. Like the setting of my book, stirring... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo 2021 Week 5

Day 29: 0 words. I knew when I sat down with my computer and the words didn't come, that I wasn't going to finish the 10,000 I needed to complete this manuscript by the 30th. That's ok though. I don't want to force words when they don't want to be written as much as I... Continue Reading →

Completing the Story

The final sentence has been written and the completed story has been printed. The emotions I have looking at this manuscript are hard to describe, but the one that rises to the top is pride. I finished this story and I am so damn proud of how it came out. The holes that existed in... Continue Reading →

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