When to stop and when to keep going


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…

Writer Stereotypes: True or False?


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…

My first NaNoWriMo Road Block


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…

NaNoWriMo 2013 Challenge Accepted!


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,…

A Writer’s Holiday


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…

A day in the life…


I don't know how many times I have had writing mentors pound their (imaginary) podium with the number one advice that writer's MUST listen to. JUST WRITE, they lament endlessly. And my lazy writing soul kicks and screams in protest. I don't have anything to write about, this well is dry! Well, that is a…

Two Year Anniversary, A Journey Back in Time


Today is LiveSimplyKMM's 2nd Anniversary. It is crazy to think I've been blogging for two years now. This blog has only been public for probably a year, before that it was just for myself, friends, and family. But, then I decided it was time to join the blogosphere and break out of my shell. It…