5 reasons to compete

I wouldn’t call myself competitive, because I’m not always aiming to win. Trying not to be an arrogant twit about it – but I want my tombstone to read ‘resilient’, ‘adventurous’, and ‘tenacious’ (as well as Loving Wife etc). I think these words are reserved for people who put their creativity out on the line.… Read More 5 reasons to compete


NaNoWriMo 2017

I’m in! Can’t believe I’m signing up for this again. It would be amazing if I could beat what I managed to get out last year: 12,670. That novel has since grown to a 49,708 word beast that is no where near finished the zero-th draft and needs a lot of chopping. But I can’t… Read More NaNoWriMo 2017


Writing again

I am so very happy. It is a few weeks into the AWC bootcamp and I am averaging more than 500 words a day. It feels fantastic ūüôā The hardest part is getting started. But setting the word count before I start really helps. There have been a couple of days where I’ve dodged it,… Read More Writing again


Name update

  I changed my name! I was hiding behind a pen name and a¬†curtain of hair. The curtain is still there, blonde as ever, but I’m now going by real name, Jessica. I had a myriad of reasons for using the pen name. The only one that really matters is that I was afraid. I… Read More Name update


Nanowrimo 2016 

I recently read this article¬†titled ‘3 signs¬†you should give up on your¬†story’ by K M Weiland. In summary, the answer is RARELY. But after sitting on the same idea for more than ten¬†years and getting lost over and again and losing motivation over and again. I’ve called it.¬†I may return to it one day, but¬†for… Read More Nanowrimo 2016¬†

Blogging, Reading

Reading like a writer

I’m trying to read like a writer. Choosing books that will inspire and educate me. Award winning and well-written, innovative and classic. However, that only gets me so far. I also have to feed my romance and self improvement addictions. Leaving aside academic papers for the day job and email correspondence for long distance family,… Read More Reading like a writer