I've participated in NaNoWriMo seven times. I reached the 50K goal every time, but it wasn't easy. Each time was stressful and hard. But I know who I am, and I know that as soon as I sign up for this personal competition, there's no other choice for me but to succeed. I'd tear myself … Continue reading My most memorable NaNoWriMo
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What's life without writing? Words create a mood, initiate feelings and sometimes lead to healing. I've been writing my entire life to feel something other than the turmoil, fear and pain that follows close to me nearly every day. Poetry, stories, novellas, articles and lately, memoir. I've always loved memoir and nonfiction, but over the … Continue reading Where is your soul sleeping?
Hey everyone! I discovered an exciting, new indie author. If you love dark fantasy, Author E.B. Rose will take you on a memorable adventure in Lion Of ZaRall Earthome Book 1. He was more than a bad investment. The last thing Olira wanted was to purchase a purebred slave. A beast solely bred and raised to kill. … Continue reading Lion of ZaRall–a Dark Fantasy Adventure
On September 9, I wrote this tweet: So I'm getting ready to hit the publish button on my second novella. And I'm frozen. What is wrong with me? I received a lot of reaction from this simple and honest tweet. Writer friends understood and offered support and encouragement. Some told me it was a natural … Continue reading Releasing your writing and yourself
I've been avoiding this blank space for too long. But I haven't avoided all writing--and editing, revision, researching and reading. No, just this site. My personal site. Why? Why do writers sometimes avoid a project they usually enjoy and know they should continue? And when a lot of time passes, it becomes both easier … Continue reading My Summer Writing Life
Have you ever been so overjoyed because you finally discovered who you are and why you do the things you do? Have you ever nearly cried with relief because you found other people who think like you and make decisions like you? Have you ever wanted to shout to the world that you aren't … Continue reading I’m worst at what I do best
In recent months, I've been doing a lot of work on myself. I've been stuck in a terrible procrastination loop for too many months, and I've been crushed with anxiety, depression and fear. I just couldn't finish the editing of my latest novel and I hated myself. I was so close but … Continue reading Structured Writing Sucks (for me)
This is strange. I'm sitting here with all kinds of thoughts and feelings running through my mind and body. I'm on overload. I want to talk and write about them all. But I always get ahead of myself and then become confused and frustrated, and eventually I'll shut down and end up doing nothing. … Continue reading A short intro to something bigger
I had a good plan for January--a writing plan that I was excited about. After a month of holiday fun and festivities, I was looking forward to getting back to my work as a writer and my writing world. I missed it and needed to feel that rush of productivity. So my plan was … Continue reading Writing plans change