Three Reasons Why I Write

I was listening to a podcast recently and the topic they discussed centered around why we as writers, well…write. It seems like such a simple question and yet it can really make one stop and think But the way the host approached it was this: come up with three reasons that you write. Then whittle […]

Midweek Mojo: Get Started – March 21, 2018

Happy Midweek Mojo!  You see a lot of Motivational Monday posts and that’s great to get you going for a Monday. Unfortunately, I have a “hare” mentality that I’m trying to correct. I’m strong out of the gate, but tend to flail about halfway. It’s a conscious effort on my part to try and change […]

A New Year is Here! And the Excitement is Trying to Kill Me!

Hello loves!  In a perfect world, I would have done this post on January 1st instead of January 31st, but 2018 has decided to test me from the get go. It started on January 2nd when a stomach bug made its way into the house. But it gets better! *insert sarcasm here* Here is how […]

NaNoWriMo Day 30: Job Well Done

It’s the final day of our NaNoWriMo 2017 journey. It’s always a bittersweet ending for me. While, I love the competition of being pushed to write every day and getting my story done, I’m also happy to have the breakneck, grueling pace done as well. It’s challenging and takes discipline (especially since we celebrate Thanksgiving here […]

NaNoWriMo Day 29: Push Yourself

One. More. Day. That’s right, folks! We are down to the last of NaNoWriMo! The last bit where we need to push ourselves to not only finish, but finish strong. Grab more coffee, consume more chocolate. You’re on the last lap. Tomorrow at midnight, the final buzzer will sound. There are mere hours left to […]

NaNoWriMo Day 28: Keep Reaching

We are down to the last 72 hours (give or take) of NaNoWriMo 2017. The finish line is in sight! With every word I type, I’m reaching towards my end goal: 50,000 words. Actually, my end goal is more in the neighborhood of 65,000-70,000 words for my book. So while I will finish NaNo (fingers […]

NaNoWriMo Day 27: Commitment

Commitment. That’s one of the keys to the Nano experience. Consistency and commitment. You have to be willing not to just talk the talk, but walk the walk. It’s easy to talk, to say that you will be a winner and slay 50,000 words in 30 days. Broken down, it’s only 1,667 words a day. How hard […]

NaNoWriMo – Day 26: Take Pride

We are in the final stretch of NaNoWriMo 2017. If you’re anything like me, you may feel like your story is all over the place. But don’t worry. You should take pride in the fact that you are still writing this far into the game. Nano is a marathon for sure. And while your finishing […]

NaNoWriMo – Day 25: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Sunsets happen every day. But no matter where in the world you see one, none of them are ordinary. Much like your daily writing during Nano, your words may feel ordinary, but they are anything but. Even if you toss them later, you wrote them. They have meaning, maybe just not what you need at […]

NaNoWriMo Day 24: Uncomfortable Zone

What’s keeping you in your comfort zone? When it comes to writing, editing is what makes me uncomfortable. Unfortunately, I end up sabotaging myself in drafting because of this as well. This little tidbit of knowledge is something I just figured out about myself. So, now what? KNOWLEDGE IS POWER…AND CAN BE UNCOMFORTABLE I have […]