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 →

Setting up for September

Summer is officially over as both of my girls head to school this week and that means we’re entering another phase of life. This phase promises to be exciting, challenging, and full of things I’m sure I don’t see coming. The summer ended the way a lot of things are in the world right now,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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