As hundreds of writers are heaving their way through NaNoWri 2014, I am feeling overwhelmingly at peace with a short(ish) story I just finished. Awhile back, I was trudging through a lot of personal chaos. In many respects, I still am. In 20 days I will be finished with college and embarking on a very … More Writing It Out
Over Labor Day weekend I found myself happily holed up at my family’s cabin and it made me think how wonderful it is to have a place to just be. I think we all search for places like this, and most people try their best to make their home that safe place where they can … More Braving the story
So, I recently was working hard on a new post, only to find out all my subscribers got e-mailed out a drafted version of it. Needless to say, I am feeling unhappy this occurred. I was really excited about my post and getting to share it with everyone. It has been a few days in … More When to stop and when to keep going
The other day I was thinking about some common stereotypical conceptions about writers. 1. Writers are loners. 2. You have to be a tortured soul to make good art. 3. You have to have something good to write about. For the first one, I have always known I like solidarity. I think everyone who grew … More Writer Stereotypes: True or False?
My NaNoWriMo Stats So Far: I’m crawling along on that word count! Haha. To be perfectly honest, I am so tempted to scrap the story I am doing for NaNoWriMo. That probably sounds awful (to me it most certainly is!), but I’ve learned that there are some definite pros and cons to picking up a … More My first NaNoWriMo Road Block
Image found via Pinterest For those of you who don’t know, an awesome thing has been happening in the blogisphere for the past few years called NaNoWriMo -AKA National Novel Writing Month. Essentially, writers of all kinds can accept the challenge to write a 50,000 word novel by the end of November. And this year, … More NaNoWriMo 2013 Challenge Accepted!
A few years ago I fell in love with the movie The Holiday with Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black, and Jude Law. Appropriately, it has become a holiday season pick and now I just have to dust it off along with The Grinch and A White Christmas. But don’t worry, I don’t let my … More A Writer’s Holiday