Visiting the Past

When I was a kid, I would order the same food, have the same snacks, etc. for years on end. For a solid decade of eating at restaurants, I ate spaghetti and meatballs. Didn’t matter where we were or what the occasion was, if spaghetti and meatballs was an option, I was having it. Some... Continue Reading →

The Journey of Progress

The definition of progress does not, to my surprise, include backward movement.  The definition of progress is to make forward momentum and movement toward a goal.  In my mind, ESPECIALLY when applied to the pursuit of writing, progress is defined as forward AND backward movement.  Do we not write 50,000 words to chop and hack... Continue Reading →

Read Through Revising

It's such a funny thing, to know something and then for it to happen when you're not thinking of it.  I'm re-reading SB for the revisions it needs, and as I was reading a paragraph, I was struck by how much I wasn't seeing or hearing or smelling in this particular scene.  I was describing... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo 2019 Week 5

Day 25- 2,405- made up for lost steam yesterday and finished the climax. Hooray! Day 26- 3,875- Holy.  Stars.  That was a marathon!  I'm trying to finish this story by tomorrow if at all possible.  I want to have it free of me before I go into Thanksgiving and everything that will follow after. Something... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo 2019 Week 3

Day 11- 1,832- the mystery character is on the scene and his name is exactly what it should be. Day 12- 1,863- I broke 20,000 words- hooray! The momentum of this story is really threatening to overtake me. I really thought I had a handle on where it was going and how I was getting... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo 2019 Week 1 and 2

First, thank you so much for all of your words of love, encouragement, and support.  It all has helped to bring light to my heart in the sad moments and on the hard days. Day 1- Recovery day from the trip to Daytona and spending the day with my family and remembering my Papa. Day... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo 2019 Prep- Week 4

A last week of NaNoWriMo prep, presented in three parts. First, the struggles of the week. I have never had a character's name be so energetically elusive for such a long period of time.  I tried looking up names that were related to the themes in the novel to spark something.  Nothing.  I tried creating... Continue Reading →

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