Lessons from a Plantser: 2016 was a big one!

When this year began, I had a couple of goals in mind. I knew I wanted to grow my readership, publish at least three books, and start some new habits that would help me toward my ultimate goals of being a full-time author with a healthy body and mind. But as we know, even the … Continue reading Lessons from a Plantser: 2016 was a big one!

Three Things NaNoWriMo Has Taught Me: Guest Post by Emily Selleck

Last month, I asked a few of the peopole in my writing group for a guest post, and Emily Selleck was one of those who was kind enough to oblige. She's a riot - fun, happy, and full of great ideas. This is her take on that most hectic and brilliant of adventures: NaNoWriMo. Why … Continue reading Three Things NaNoWriMo Has Taught Me: Guest Post by Emily Selleck

4 things that should have tripped me up during NaNoWriMo 2016 – but didn’t.

My experience with NaNoWriMo this year was a little different than it had been in years past. I started late with an extensive outline on the first book in a new series that ended up being short of the 50,000-word mark. No big deal, right? On Starting Late and Outlining as a Plantser In previous years, … Continue reading 4 things that should have tripped me up during NaNoWriMo 2016 – but didn’t.

Celebrating Your Writing Accomplishments: This Time Two Years Ago

Originally published December 01, 2014 Nailed It! NaNoWriMo 2014 has come and gone, and to everyone who participated, I'd like to extend my warmest congratulations. Whether you wrote 50 words or 50,000, you wrote something more than you had in October, and that's to be celebrated. For myself, I'm happy to say I made it … Continue reading Celebrating Your Writing Accomplishments: This Time Two Years Ago

Learning from Our Mistakes and Triumphs: This Day in the Past

Originally published 11-17-2013 Can it be done? When I decided to do National Novel Writing Month again this year, I was hesitant, if not downright terrified. I had participated several times (at least a baker's half-dozen) before, and failed miserably every time. Each time I took part, I quit halfway through (or sooner), and my biggest word … Continue reading Learning from Our Mistakes and Triumphs: This Day in the Past

Tried and True Writing Tips from a Procrastination Junkie (with Cats!)

A sneaky, little monster Procrastinating: It's fun. It's easy. And it is Hell on a person's productivity. Yes, writing is my chosen profession. As my writing group knows, I make tens of dollars at this thing, and I love every minute of it. So why do I put off doing this thing that I love? … Continue reading Tried and True Writing Tips from a Procrastination Junkie (with Cats!)