Challenges and Series · writing

5 Writing Excuses (and Why They’re All Lame)

Here’s the deal. I want to be a writer. I really do. Always have, probably always will. Even more, I want to be an author. Like, a real published author. With books and stuff. But here’s the thing: I can’t do it. I just can’t. And I have all the excuses for why I’ll never… Continue reading 5 Writing Excuses (and Why They’re All Lame)

Challenges and Series · Handpicked Top Posts · NaNoWriMo · ROW80 · writing

How I Write 2K a Day (and maybe you can, too!)

This is my fifth official NaNoWriMo, and although I’ve only won three times, I think I can finally confidently say, “I’ve got this.” I write about 2K words per day over the course of an hour, and that’s it! I work full time, we have a 10-week-old puppy, and my husband is also extra busy.… Continue reading How I Write 2K a Day (and maybe you can, too!)

#write31days · Catholic · Challenges and Series · ROW80 · writing

Making steps towards a balanced life…

Although I haven’t achieved all of my goals to their fullest, I really feel like I’m getting my life back in order. It’s crazy how just a week or two of slacking can really mess things up. Note to self to be more attentive to my own needs, along with the needs of others. Here… Continue reading Making steps towards a balanced life…

#write31days · Catholic · Challenges and Series · NaNoWriMo · ROW80 · writing

ROW80 Round 4 Goals: Body, Mind, and Soul

I’ve noticed an imbalance in my life lately, and I know why: I’ve let all my habits fall to the wayside in favor of just pushing through life on the bare minimum. Thank goodness for ROW80: now I have some motivation to get my head back on straight!! I’m breaking my goals into 3 categories… Continue reading ROW80 Round 4 Goals: Body, Mind, and Soul

Creativity · Handpicked Top Posts · NaNoWriMo · SeptNoWriMo · writing

5 Things SeptNoWriMo Taught Me about NaNoWriMo

This morning, I broke 60K words on my novel! I was really hoping to have written 65K over the month of September, but let’s stop and be real for a second… I have 60,000 words written towards my novel, all accomplished in the span of one month! I should really break out the champagne Irish… Continue reading 5 Things SeptNoWriMo Taught Me about NaNoWriMo

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Writer’s Tip: Invisible Journaling

Journaling helps me process. But occasionally there’s something I need go write about that I just can’t let other people happen across. For a variety of reasons.  Rather than burning the paper or shredding it or coming up with some creative (and potentially ineffective) way to destroy my writing after it’s been written, I use… Continue reading Writer’s Tip: Invisible Journaling