NaNoWriMo 2019 Prep- Week 3

This story.  I tell you. I love to make soundtracks for the novels I'm writing and each story inspires its' own playlist. I woke up one morning this week with ideas for the playlist for TS running through my head. I grabbed my phone and created the playlist before I forgot any of the songs... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo 2019 Prep- Week 1

I am so excited to get ready for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)!  In case you don't know about the NaNoWriMo challenge, it is a challenge that happens during the month of November where writers push themselves to finish a 50,000 word complete first draft of a manuscript.  This is the blog post I wrote... Continue Reading →

Now the Journey Really Begins

I am sending out my first query letters.  THIS.  WEEK. This is the first step in the journey of turning my passion into my profession.  Where I start sending my words out into the world and inviting people (beyond my loving husband and band of trusted critique ladies) to enter the worlds that I've created... Continue Reading →

Lost in the Craft and Listening

This week I had a really difficult time coming out of the craft and getting into the writing. Not only was I working on writing/revising, I was also working on querying. I was jumping from mindset to mindset, writer one minute, editor the next, desperately trying to attain the third-party objective view of my work... Continue Reading →

Revising the Revised

Redundant?  Probably.  But REALITY for all writers?  I'd bet a lot of things, yes. I am still trying to figure out if there's a better way to dive into revising, or if rather there's a way to make the process more of a "process" with a thing to do first and then a thing to... Continue Reading →

Contemplating the Path it Takes

I've found myself questioning the timeline of when and how those artists, writers, entertainers, YouTubers, etc. that I admire started living into their passions. For instance, we were watching The Labyrinth the other night (a VERY special movie for my husband and I) and as I was watching David Bowie sing Dance Magic Dance, I... Continue Reading →

Setting and Realigning Goals

I just finished my first quarter of 2019-2020, and it was awesome!  Not because I completed the goals as I set them at the beginning of the quarter, but because I realigned my goals to give more time and focus to the ones that will get me closer to querying. Originally, I thought that during... Continue Reading →

Every Small Choice

In the morning, when I'm tired and it's easy to lose myself scrolling through my phone, it's the choice to open a book from the genre I'm writing to and read. In the afternoon, when I've already made lunch for my girls and/or prepped for dinner and it's easy to eat the rest of their... Continue Reading →

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