Writing for Joy

I pulled out my journal for a very different reason then I normally do the other day and it made me pause. It made me think about the reasons I grab my journal. I reach for my journal in very specific times. I reach for my journal in times of stress and anxiety. It's my... Continue Reading →

Putting in the Time

I got together with my peer critique partner this weekend and we switched manuscripts. It was AWESOME to hear her feedback and questions, to think about the way she viewed some of the characters and action, and really, REALLY eye-opening to hear her thoughts about the story in its entirety. She's the first person to... Continue Reading →

Welcoming March

March always feels like one of the longest month's of the year for me.  This was especially true when I was teaching.  The beginning of March would see us all returning to school after a week long break and the kids (well, yes as a matter of fact, the teachers too) were already chomping at... Continue Reading →

Falling Short

Anyone else blink and realize July is gone? I was pretty flabbergasted last week when I turned the page in my Planner to plan the next week, and realized I was in the August spread already 😳 My goal during July was to finish one of the first manuscripts I started writing. I didn't reach... Continue Reading →

Knee Deep in the Process

I'm in it now.  I'm knee deep in the words and the world, digging into the rich soil of the story.  These are the things that struck me as I worked this week. When writing, don't focus on editing.  Grammar mistakes will happen.  Repetition will happen.  There are sentences I write that I want to... Continue Reading →

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