Writing to Live: You call it a hobby; I call it my lifeblood.

"Why do you write?" This is one of those questions we writers all get a lot. It may come in different forms, but it's always the same idea. What makes our brain so different that scribbling (or typing) is the only way we can make ourselves feel sufficiently heard in the world? Usually we get … Continue reading Writing to Live: You call it a hobby; I call it my lifeblood.

2 Things I Learned from 3 Years of Reading Challenges

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you celebrated with the people you care about most on New Year's Eve, and recuperated enough on New Year's Day to feel bright-eyed and bushy-tailed again this morning. What's on the agenda today? Reading, of course! I was going back through my old blog posts, the ones I managed … Continue reading 2 Things I Learned from 3 Years of Reading Challenges

Looking back on my beginnings: The First Anthologies to Publish My Work

Two years ago this month, I published the following post on my little blog that almost no one read. I guess it just goes to show that you can start from nowhere, and end up being a published author. I can't believe how far I've come, and I look forward to more years of writing, … Continue reading Looking back on my beginnings: The First Anthologies to Publish My Work

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!

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