No one likes to be disappointed, especially when you've worked so hard and wanted something for so long. We are taught as children that anyone can be or do whatever he or she wants to do, as long as he or she works hard for it. And this is still very true. Most people who… Continue reading What Did I Do Wrong? A Reminder in the Struggle
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
Why hello there, mil spouse! It's a new year, which can be a plethora of new things for you! Perhaps, this is a PCS or moving year, or it's the beginning, or continuation of, a deployment, or it's the year your spouse might be getting out of the service. Regardless, a new year always brings… Continue reading The Restless Spouse 2: Handling Rejection
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!
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