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 →

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 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 →

Getting Ready to Write

It’s so comforting to feel the familiarity of my routines as I get ready to start working on a manuscript. Each piece of my process feels like wrapping myself in a favorite blanket and the excitement builds each step of the way. Last week I did nearly everything I needed to in order to start... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo 2020 Reflections

As expected, this year’s challenge was more difficult than years past, but the words have been written and with them the first draft of this story has been set on the page. Finishing a story, proving to oneself that they can complete a story start to finish and show up each and every day for... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo 2020 Week 5

Day 23: 4,644 words. This might have been the single most amount of words I've written in a day for NaNoWriMo ever. I just couldn't stop after I wrote the chapter I needed to write today. I couldn't leave my characters beaten down and at their lowest point without traveling that darkness with them. I... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo 2020 Week 4

Day 16: 1,669 words. Ended on another awesome cliffhanger. I like that. Day 17: 1,751 words. I wrote something in this chapter today that, before I wrote it, I had to turn to my husband and say, “this is going to be horrible.” It’s something I didn’t know was going to happen and it is... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo 2020 Week 3

Day 9: 1,696 words. It’s weird how quickly these first weeks have gone by. Usually it feels like it takes a lot longer to get to day nine, to close out act one and move into act two, but it’s just not the case this year. It’s positive, in that the story has got such... Continue Reading →

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