Working on the pre-launch stuff for my first novel. Such a daunting task! So many things I'm terrified to do, but also super excited about... and many things I've never even heard of before, so a lot of Googling...good thing I like homework! I gotta say, probably the most terrifying thing about any of this… Continue reading Pre-launch!
There is a certain beauty in suffering. For even when circumstances are tragic, there is a fragile filament of humanity that connects us to the victim, and even to the monster. They cannot be separated because it is the human condition to either spring forward from the challenges that shape our lives, or to wrap… Continue reading
One of the best books I've read on the subject of writing is Stephen King's own On Writing: a Memoir of the Craft. The reason this book Stands out, is not because it is written by the master himself, which yes, makes it instant gold, but more because it comes from a person, ridiculously successful in… Continue reading On Writing
Been hard at work but haven't bothered to give an update. I've been back to revising my number one fave, and gonna start the querying process again! I tell ya, it is a difficult thing to not give up hope when the rejection letters are up into the double digits. I understand all the reasons… Continue reading Hard at Work
So last week was a bit of a bust, only hit 1352 words. Why? Because I'm in the middle of building a greenhouse--another distraction--and while it looks amazing, it has pulled me out of my commitment just a little. However, the thing about writing is, you are always writing even when you're not physically writing.… Continue reading Last Week’s Totals…
So, for week one of my new commitment to acting like a damn writer. I have managed to hit a total of 4,103 words! Woohoo! Not sure if that sounds like much to other writers, but I'm feeling rather successful 🙂 I am currently on page 81 of my WIP, and the words and ideas are… Continue reading Day #5 Life of a Writer
Day #1 in the life of this writer...
I moved from California to Georgia three years ago to focus on writing full-time (well, that and other reasons). The life of a dedicated high school English teacher, and a full-time wife and mother, simply wasn't conducive to achieving my writing goals, so I thought. However, in the time that I have lived this dream… Continue reading Distractions