If you are a writer then I am sure you’ve heard that National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts in a few days. It’s all anyone in the literary world can really talk about at the moment. This will be my first year doing it. I’m excited about taking on the challenge, and I’m hoping it will change the way I write. My process takes a … Continue reading NaNoWriMo
so you want to be a writer “if it doesn’t come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don’t do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don’t do it. if you have to sit for hours staring at your computer screen or hunched over your typewriter searching for words, don’t do it. … Continue reading “So you want to be a writer” by Charles Bukowski
I had high hopes of coming home after vacation and the conference and writing like a mad woman. It didn’t happen. I seem to be going through some sort of self reflection right now. I’m not sure why though. Is it because I went and learned too much this weekend about something I feel really passionate about? Or because I heard the words “oversaturated in … Continue reading Self reflection Sucks
After weeks of preparation, anxiety, and worry, I finally went to my first Writers Conference. WOW! Is all can I say. It was everything I hoped for…I think. The truth is I really didn’t know what to expect going in. I knew I was going to learn as much as I could from people who have accomplished more than me in the literary world. I … Continue reading I Survived
I’ve always loved Romance novels. I grew up reading Nora Roberts, Danielle Steele, and Jackie Collins. I’m a romantic at heart, always have been and always will be. Then one day I was introduced to the sci-fi, horror, paranormal genre, and I became obsessed. So my reading tastes have moved towards Kelley Armstrong, Jeanine Frost, and J.R. Ward. They all have romantic relationships that appeal … Continue reading Lacking Love
I’m sitting in a Starbuck’s editing with some writer friends today. I love it. Being with other people who share my passion is wonderful. A new author joined us today, and I got to read her story for the first time. I’ve been hearing about her work for a couple of weeks now, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was impressed. Then she … Continue reading Motivation
A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit. Richard Bach Continue reading My new favorite quote!