Making Space

It felt really good to get writing done last week, both in the form of new words and the revision of existing ones. It felt equally good to swipe my calendar for August clean and make space for all of the non-writing things to come during that month. Last week I was able to revise... Continue Reading →

Drafts Are Meant to be Chopped

I had a moment last week where I had to confront a kind of ugly truth. I was being precious with my draft. I was being precious with my draft, and it was stalling my progress. Last week I was struggling through a chapter. I had finally finished the chapter I had been struggling through... Continue Reading →

Goals for 2021-2022

Now that my 2020-2021 writing year has come to an end, I can feel like I've let go of one more level of 2020. I'm no longer constantly ghosted by what my year looked like then, as I prepare for my 2021-2022 writing year to begin. This year is a little different for me than... Continue Reading →

A Year in Review, Third Edition

It has been three years since I started this blog to chronicle my writing journey. The amount of growth I've experienced in this last year has caused me to stop more than once to thank my past-self for starting where she was and not stopping. One of the things I’ve really felt in this past... Continue Reading →

A Change of Scenery

It has been almost two years since I have been back to the mountains of New Hampshire, and I missed it dearly. There is a magic to being in these mountains in summer that just fills my cup like nothing else does. The story I’m revising, MS:D, is set in these mountains and being in... Continue Reading →

Crawling in Sprints to the Finish Line

Finishing this manuscript was challenging in ways I just didn't expect. But, after many ten and twenty minute writing sprints where I watched the word count slowly creep up, I can finally say that the first draft of MS:L is complete! This last week, the last week of writing this manuscript, proved to be a... Continue Reading →

Writing after a Break

Last week I wrote about 9,000 new words in MS:L. It took a minute to get back into the rhythm of working on it, but it felt really good to move the story that much closer to its’ ending. Getting back into a story after taking a break from writing can be a really refreshing... Continue Reading →

Self-Doubt, Realigning, and Pups

Last week presented a few bumps in the road that required realigning of the goals I’d set for the week. Normally, that’s a fairly uncomplicated process. That is, until self-doubt invites itself to the party. 🤦🏻‍♀️ The self-doubt arrived when I completed the one chapter I was able to write before I needed to realign... Continue Reading →

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