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)
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
My sister showed me this fun app called Prisma and I’ve been playing with the filters all morning. My favorite is this one of our cat, Precious (and yes, her name is a LOTR reference): What I really like about this picture us the horse bookend in the background. It deserves a story all… Continue reading Dramatic Cat Story Prompt
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
Today, I broke a promise I’d made to myself: I started editing the first few pages of my novel. Yes, the one I’m currently writing for SeptNoWriMo. I couldn’t help it!… I wanted to run it through the Hemingway App and see how it fared. Apparently, I use a lot of adverbs (yes, pun intended), but my… Continue reading Prologue or Chapter One?
I learned everything I needed to know about goal-setting from my Nalgene. Hear me out on this: I know myself! I do a LOT of goal-setting, and almost as much goal-ignoring. I start out strong, and excited, and then I fall on my face, two weeks in. Here’s the tricky thing about my goals: it… Continue reading Seven Reasons I Stick with my Goals
I drew this picture in a pocket sized notebook while waiting for a prescription to be filled, and forgot all about it. Maybe I drew them because my husband and I hope to be parents one day, God willing. I will be one of those people who tells the whole world the second I find out,… Continue reading Two tiny feet
Procrastination at its finest, ladies and gents: getting too distracted in other goals that I don’t bother to work on the ones already under my belt. While browsing my Reader, I came across the Day Zero Project: 101 Things in 1001 Days, and I thought, that’s PERFECT (here’s my profile, if you’re interested in seeing… Continue reading Side-tracked by goal-setting
A peek into my “studio…” cat hair always included! Toes are my favorite to draw… don’t ask me why, I couldn’t tell you. Where do you create?
As a writer, I sometimes feel like I have multiple personalities: my style is so varied that I sometimes don’t recognize my own writing. I write with four basic voices: Journaling. Intended for my eyes only (and sometimes, my husband’s). I write like I speak, and it’s sloppy and handwritten and fast… and random as all get-out.… Continue reading My writing styles: personal, professional, and just plain silly