Let's be honest--writing is a tricky critter. One minute it's a hobby, and the next it's your life. I believe this happens with anything you are truly passionate about, but especially when you turn a hobby into a business. (Though I haven't studied this, I have noticed that entrepreneurs have a tendency to be obsessive). Maybe your… Continue reading Don’t Forget to Do What You Love
My grandmother once told me she couldn't focus on a project unless her house was spotless. At the time, I was baffled by this statement--absolutely dumbfounded. I'm going to let you in on a little secret. I am a disaster. You know that person who is so disorganized, it's painful? That's me. That's my husband.… Continue reading Creativity Amongst the Chaos
Good evening! I'm taking a short break from my manuscript tonight. It's going well, but with the craziness that has been my life in the last week, I'm afraid I'm not going to be finished by the end of the month. I also got stuck. Writer's block, ya'll--it's a real thing, and it stinks. According… Continue reading Marquise of Carabas Update (Puss in Boots Retelling)
*This following post is a result of writer's block. You've been warned.* Because my husband and I are sophisticated grown-ups, we like to have philosophical debates. For example, which is 'awesomer': unicorns or dragons. My husband is firmly seated on the dragon side. While I like dragons, I am most certainly a unicorn girl. This pretty… Continue reading Unicorns vs. Dragons
I did it! I passed 50,000 words on Anwen the day before yesterday. Now I'm trying to end NaNo with 60,000. As of yesterday I'm at 55,000, so I think the goal is very doable. I would actually like to hit 65,000, but I'm not sure I want to spend all day tomorrow with my… Continue reading 50,000 Words Accomplished!
1. Watch cat videos on YouTube. Have you seen the one with the cat in a shark suit riding a vacuum cleaner? No? Well, click here for lots of joy. 2. Stare at the falling leaves outside your window. 3. Do a quick two-hour search for character names and meanings on Nameberry.com. 4. Make another… Continue reading 10 Things You Can Do Instead of Writing Your Novel