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
"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
My husband has asked. My mother has asked. My son has asked. You have probably asked. I have a thing for Alexander Hamilton. There. I said it. It’s out now. And you know what… it’s not weird… It’s not. My enchantment with “the ten dollar founding father” began a few years ago, coincidentally when the… Continue reading I Owe an Explanation