Hello! Although I am still working (at home) I am trying to find little ways to put creativity into my life that falls outside of just writing. Writing, especially when you want to be a published writer, can be stressful, and we all know that the world is especially stressful - so if you're… Continue reading #StayHomeWrimo – Poetry
Hello Everyone! Well, we told you we'd be back in 2020 - but we didn't anticipate it to be during a time such as this. Where I live, we are on a "Shelter in Place" order (well, our governor has a different name for it, but its the same idea) so only essential businesses are… Continue reading A Letter to You
Long story short... Life is busy! We're hoping to be back in 2020 with some new content 🙂
I have a lot of experience with trunking novels. In fact, all of the novel starts I've ever had....have been trunked - well, more than trunked - just thrown out and ignored forever. All of them, except for my current WIP. So what's the difference? Why this one over all the other ones? First I… Continue reading Trunk, Junk, or just Stuck?
So in my last post I talked quite a bit about the things I wanted to accomplish. But the big question is how am I going to accomplish those things. Having a goal is great - but having a plan is better. Here is a list of the big things I want to accomplish this year,… Continue reading How I Plan to Get S*&t Done in 2019
Happy 2019 readers! I hope it is going well for you so far. My year has already had its ups and downs and we're....9 days in. But, I'm ready to talk to you all about my writing goals for the year! First, in the beginning of the year, you always hear about resolutions. People ask… Continue reading Writing Goals vs Writing Resolutions
So, it's another "losing" year for me. Sure, technically NaNoWriMo isn't over for another 8 hours and 10 minutes, but I'm working the next...5 of those. So. But, I did learn a lot about myself as a writer. Not "writer" in the philosophical or emotional sense, but "writer" as in...someone who goes through the physical… Continue reading Last Day of NaNoWriMo Update
I've been participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) off and on for the last 15 years. I've gone to Write-Ins, I've been a municipal liaison, I've stayed up most of the night writing, I've written during class when I was supposed to be paying attention, I've scribbled words down and work (both on my… Continue reading How to Win NaNoWriMo
In the last post, Rin talked about "Magical Cookies", those morsels that you want to write, the things that keep you writing. While I agree with the sentiment, I just don't like the term "Magical Cookies". It seems...fluffy...campy...too silly. For me, writing is something you work at. Something more. For me, the trick to inspiration is to treat… Continue reading Baking the Right Story: It takes a lot of Kneading
One thing I love about this blog project is that Rin and I are so different in our methods, and yet we will end up with the same outcome. Like Rin, I too am working on a project I am excited about and I think its because I've discovered outlining. Right as Rin broke up… Continue reading Internal vs External Plot…Why Not Both?