I got an e-mail today from NaNoWriMo about the second week being so hard on us WriMos. Apparently the first week is flush with success and in the second week, we tend to slow down and start struggling. A friend of mine is also participating in NaNoWriMo for the first time this year and we … More ME vs HER: The Week 2 Blues!
I am taking a page out of a friend’s book. She wrote a post a day or so ago about how discouraged she had become over her word count in NaNoWriMo. LINK I have also found myself becoming discouraged about my word count and I realized something this morning (after she pointed it out to … More Happy Sunday!
Well, I guess we won’t be seeing a return of the app that gave us “Christmas magic” from our fun red Starbucks cups. While I appreciate that Starbucks enjoys changing with the times, my children will be heartbroken once again. I have to admit I’m a little heartbroken too… Last year I could not adequately … More This one’s not about NaNoWriMo.
– You can not write simply to get the ending you “like”. It doesn’t work that way. A writer will be the first one to tell you that they write the story but they don’t always get to dictate where the story goes. A story often has a mind of it’s own and you … More Hard Lessons learned about Writing and Life
Good Morning. I am writing this while I attempt to calm down so please forgive me if it sounds too harsh. I am a writer and I work very hard at it. I want my stories to be engaging and interesting. Anyone can write snappy tabloid garbage but it take real skill to insert innuendo … More A serious miscarriage of literature has occured today!
If you have not read PART 1 of this article, you may want to go do that first. This article is written in three parts and they are meant to be read in order. But you’re welcome to be a rebel and read this part first. Or you can go to the last part and … More Things I have learned about reading, about life, about me Part 2 of 3
We would all like to believe that we’ve lived an exciting life. Every one of us thinks our life has been exciting, challenging, interesting. We all like to think our challenges were the toughest, our obstacles the greatest, our courage the strongest. And, in a way, this might be true. Because the obstacles you face … More Random thoughts about who we are…