I am a writer. Seriously. Yeah, I know it’s hard to tell. But it’s true. What is also true is that I have been utterly unfaithful to my writing calling. Utterly. As of today, no more. Time to be true to myself. Time to stop the apologies for writing, for daydreaming, for imagining, for spending… Continue reading Writing Challenge
NaNoWriMo (AKA What the heck was I thinking) started November 1. I’ve signed up for the craziness before, but never really gave it my best shot. But this year is different. Not only do I have a different mind-set about, I have a story I like, and it just feels different. So of course the few… Continue reading Reflections on the First Day of NaNoWriMo 2014
Big deep breath… I took a huge (for me) step this morning. I ordered business cards. Gulp. They’re very simple-nothing but my name and contact information. But it’s a step in presenting myself as a professional writer, as someone serious about reaching for her dreams with concrete actions. Gulp. What was the first significant action you… Continue reading One Small Step
After months of thinking about cleaning up my writing cave, I finally took action this weekend. Here are some before pictures: As you can see, I barely had room to walk to my desk! Clutter everywhere-it made me crazy! What a difference a day and a half make. Now I feel much… Continue reading The Great Writing Cave Clean-Up of June 2012
Since I’ve already blown my goal of blogging three times a week, I’ll just let it go and try not to beat myself up over it. Alright? S’alright… So what’s going on, you ask? I’m trying really, really, really hard to get back on the writing horse. Not sure what happened when I finished the… Continue reading Pushing Through…Continuing On…
In spite of the to do list notification set on my phone, I forgot to post this week. 😦 So that means I won’t get three posts this week-unless we count Sunday. 🙂 Getting the itch to write again since finishing the draft of my story in January. Although I’m not sure that I have… Continue reading Oops!
I’m still in the throes of post draft completion blues. It’s probably because I don’t have a good grasp on what I want to write next. Nothing’s really fleshed out. But I still need to write. Gotta get some words in tonight even if it’s gibberish.
Saturday when I finished the rough draft of my first novel I was Snoopy dancing. Lame, I know, but that event placed a large check mark beside one of the major milestones for a writing career. So I was happy. Still am. So why do I feel a kind of bluesy funk creepy over me?… Continue reading Post Rough Draft Completion Blues
In working on meeting my goal of blogging three times a week, I’ve been trying to think of possible themes for certain days. For instance, I think Fridays will become “Gluten Free Friday.” My plan is to blog routinely each Monday, Wednesday, Friday. I just can’t come up with a theme for Mondays and Wednesdays… Continue reading Thoughts of Themes
This week I’m experimenting with my writing schedule. I’m trying to find some way to work out my day that will give me at least one uninterrupted hour to write. Not as easy as it sounds. My thought for Tuesday, 1/3, was to get up an hour early, at 4 am, take the dog out,… Continue reading Finding a Writing Schedule