It’s that time of year again, when it seems the whole world heads back to class. I’m teaching again this year, so I am going back- but something in the air always makes me want to hit the books and cram my brain with new and wonderful stuff. How about you? To help you scratch… Continue reading Back to School?
Mother vs. Writer It's hard to be a mother and a writer. When I first dared to call myself "writer", I felt every minute I spent working on my novel, or learning a new literary skill was a minute stolen from my kids. As an unpublished writer, in particular, I felt selfish for spending precious… Continue reading Inspired by Inspiring Others
It's officially summer in Canada, even if they calendar says it happens in a month or so. The weather may still turn on us at any minute, we've grown accustomed to that, but the May Long Weekend has come and gone so we are now in summer mode, come hell or summer snow. It's the… Continue reading Momentum and Creative Energy
A love letter for those who love and nurture my creative soul.
Sometimes the Universe really does answer your prayers. Just the other day I was reflecting on my writing practice and I came to the realization that what has been holding me back, lately, is a lack of direction. What time I do have for writing has been really unproductive of late because I don't have… Continue reading Thank you Universe!
It's like a 5K race for writers!
How on earth do I achieve my dream along with all the other stuff I'm committed to?
In the dark winter's night, sleep.
Do They Know It's Christmas? We have a local radio station that switches to an all Christmas music format the last week of November. Despite having heard about a study recently that says listening to Christmas carols too early can reduce Christmas spirit, I decided to tune in at the beginning of December, in the… Continue reading I Won’t Be Home For Christmas
This year, I reached 104% of my NaNoWriMo goal, but that success didn't take a month. Based on my past experiences with the competition, I set myself to succeed when I set my word count on November 1, and thought about how I was going to work towards my goal. Set Yourself up for Success… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Reflections