NaNoWriMo 2021 Prep

Querying for my MS:D manuscript is running in the background and my attention can come completely to the work of preparing for NaNoWriMo to begin on November first. The manuscript I will be writing this year is MS:SOS and I cannot wait to start. First, a brief explanation on what National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)... Continue Reading →

A Year in Review, Third Edition

It has been three years since I started this blog to chronicle my writing journey. The amount of growth I've experienced in this last year has caused me to stop more than once to thank my past-self for starting where she was and not stopping. One of the things I’ve really felt in this past... Continue Reading →

Crawling in Sprints to the Finish Line

Finishing this manuscript was challenging in ways I just didn't expect. But, after many ten and twenty minute writing sprints where I watched the word count slowly creep up, I can finally say that the first draft of MS:L is complete! This last week, the last week of writing this manuscript, proved to be a... Continue Reading →

Managing Writer Fatigue

There are points during the year when writing fatigue kicks in. Deciding how to react to it, whether it's time to push on through a deadline like during NaNoWriMo or to take a break from the relentless pace I've set myself on, is important both for my own balance and for my stories. I've found... Continue Reading →

Self-Doubt, Realigning, and Pups

Last week presented a few bumps in the road that required realigning of the goals I’d set for the week. Normally, that’s a fairly uncomplicated process. That is, until self-doubt invites itself to the party. 🤦🏻‍♀️ The self-doubt arrived when I completed the one chapter I was able to write before I needed to realign... Continue Reading →

How Goals Change

Every time I go from one month to the next, I take a moment to look over what my goals were, versus what they became, versus what I focused on. It happens, quite often, that those things are very, very different. Setting goals and planning is always important because it gives me an idea of... Continue Reading →

A Year in Review, Second Edition

Starting this blog two years ago turned out to be a natural evolution of chronicling my past. I have journals from the past decade and a half that are a record of the things that have happened to me personally, the evolution of my relationships and family, and the catalog of my goals and dreams.... Continue Reading →

The Search and The Reading

Last week I received a few more rejections from agencies I’ve queried. It’s exciting because each rejection is one step closer to finding the right agent to partner with. It’s important to me because I have always enjoyed the partnership that comes with working with someone who knows a thing better than I do and... Continue Reading →

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