5 Reasons I Failed NaNoWriMo, … but I still feel like I won

I didn't plan beyond the first week. I had a list of prompts and scenes, for if I got stuck in a rut, but I didn't use them. I am getting way too comfortable in the familiar of the rut. I need to commit to climbing out of it faster! I got sick. And then… Continue reading 5 Reasons I Failed NaNoWriMo, … but I still feel like I won

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… Continue reading Nanowrimo 2016¬†

25K words in – to NaNoWriMo or not to NaNoWriMo?

To NaNoWriMo or not to NaNoWriMo? That is my question ... what do you think? I'm 25K words into my first novel! (As of this evening and following a long and crazy break.) I am so excited to get back into it. Trying to set myself some goals. 600 words a day seems reasonable but… Continue reading 25K words in – to NaNoWriMo or not to NaNoWriMo?

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,… Continue reading Reading like a writer