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 →

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 2

Back to working at my daughter's dance studio and it is one of my favorite places to write. I don't have laundry calling me, the dishwasher is not in the next room waiting to be loaded or unloaded, and dinner (on the weeks I've REALLY got my stuff pulled together) is already made and ready... 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 →

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 →

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