To most, this title doesn't make sense. Generation Y, also known as millennials, are regarded as the "me" generation, a generation made up of folks who are mostly concerned about taking care of themselves and pursuing their own interests. This is my generation. A generation that saw its people choose education and career over family. … Continue reading The Modest Millennial
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!