Hey followers! No, not dead. Not sick. Hopefully it'll remain that way but with the way things are spreading, who's to say how long that will last. I've been struggling to find things to blog about because my minds been in a state of numbness over the past month and a half. It's hard to… Continue reading A Quick Check In
Sympathy and understanding is hard to come by. Society, as a whole, doesn't tend to sympathize with people unless there are circumstances that really speak to that sympathetic nature - family illness, death, loss of home, car accidents, etc. There are circumstances to which people feel sympathetic. Incarcerated juveniles put into the system for their… Continue reading Why Zombies vs. Juvenile Delinquents?
With the end of November came the end of National Novel Writing Month, 2019. I want to start off by saying congrats to all of those aspiring authors and authors out there who pulled of their 50k goal. For those of you who didn't make it to the finish line, much like myself, it's okay.… Continue reading Miss the Finish Line? That’s Okay!
Day 17 and progress is happening! I'm not entirely pleased with any of it but the first draft is the first draft and I have to remind myself of that every few minutes. No one uses their first draft, right? I've been trucking along this NaNoWriMo and feeling great, for the most part. As long… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Progress!!
Another November, another National Novel Writing Month. This will be the 5th time I'll make an attempt to finish a novel. I'm currently sitting at a little over 28k words on a novel I've been working on forever. Okay, four years...not forever. But still. That's a long time to be working on a book. I've… Continue reading Another NaNoWriMo
I follow several people who all have something in common that makes me envy them - they face the things they're scared to do and they do them. They take those dreams they have and they leap. I've been sitting on my dreams for years - my dream to be a writer, a published writer,… Continue reading Time to Get Terrified
I'm starting this blog post out feeling very...very...unmotivated. Go figure, right? Today was the first day back to school for my kiddos and the first day back to school/work for me as a para in a middle school. To sum up how this first day went...the coffee pot is full of fresh coffee at 7pm… Continue reading Five Tips to Staying Motivated with your Writing
Getting in touch with your creative side is not an easy thing. It's not a one-size-fits-all thing. I've always thought that my ideal writing space would be on a deck overlooking a lake, the tranquil surroundings gorging my muse with plot twists and inspiration. I've never honestly had an opportunity to write like this so… Continue reading Organizing the Creative Process
There are few things (non-child related) that I enjoy more than a quiet house, a cup of coffee and an overall sense of motivation. It’s post holidays, the girls are at school and Sadie, our new-ish long haired gray kitten is keeping me company while heat blasts against my feet and legs from the box… Continue reading Ramblings with a Point