On November 1, I set out to begin what I'd been promising myself I'd do before the year was over. At the birth of a new year, I made the resolution that I was going to start my first novel before 2018 was through, even if it meant just writing a sentence or two to… Continue reading When You Lose Your Inspiration: A Writing Journey
Most successful writers in today's world of fiction often have such credentials as having studied English or earned his or her MFA in Creative Writing. Most live in the big city with a partner and have a few animals. Many teach, are members of various writing organizations, and regularly contribute articles and essays for popular… Continue reading The Writing Journey: Tales of an Impostor
This book is writing itself. This is what I tell me who ask me how the book is coming along. This book is writing itself, for really and truly. While it may not always feel good to write from a place that hurts, it is pretty easy, at least for me. Some days come… Continue reading Lessons Learned at 25,000 Words
"When you write naked, you're doing this each time, allowing the reader a glimpse of yourself. Not everyone is going to like who you are... Strip to your bare skin and write your book in the glorious, raw mess just as nature intended." Jennifer Probst, Write Naked, a bestseller's guide to writing romance and navigating… Continue reading The Writing Journey: Writing From a Place That Hurts
*title taken from a chapter in Jennifer Probst's Write Naked. I am not the traditional writer, you see. I didn't start writing as a kid and keep myself hauled up in my room reading and writing all day and nights, choosing to swap high school parties for nights in the house by myself. I didn't… Continue reading The Write Path
It's NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month and what better way than to officially start my first novel! I started writing fiction as a way to realize my most entertaining day dreams into something more tactile. I always only did it for fun, not really seeing a practical future in a career as… Continue reading “So there were these two stars… ” Celebrating my first NaNoWriMo with my first novel!
As I was driving home from running errands for the third straight day, my music lists, as it always seems to do, shuffled to the right song at the right time. And of course, I was ready to sing along, as I always am. But then, I caught myself as I joined in with the… Continue reading Homecoming Mindset
You know like House Hunters but the opposite! If you’ve been following my life, you know that we had bought our first home when we moved to Colorado two years ago. It was a very different experience from what most have being that a, we are military, and b, we bought sight unseen. In just… Continue reading Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell
Part of being a writer is identifying what kind of story you want to write which leads to the kind of characters you will ultimately create. This can only be done when you are able to figure out what kind of person you are. There are many kinds of personalities which can manifest as… Continue reading The Ambiverted POV
“I call myself Black because that is who I am. Blackness is a label that I do not have a choice in rejecting as long as systemic barriers exist in this country.”- Morgan Jerkins, This Will Be My Undoing. I am a Black woman. I have always been a Black female and that in… Continue reading How Black Are You?