When the world gives you lemons, make lemonade.
I've fallen off the writing wagon. Again. Honestly, I've lost count of the number of times this has happened to me in the years I've dared to call myself Writer. Three? Four? Who knows? This time, though, it's different. This time, I think I might stay off. I gave up anger for Lent this… Continue reading Something’s Got To Give
Sometimes support comes from unexpected places.
I've dared to call myself 'writer' out loud now for about five years, though I've known deep inside I was writer since the third grade. What has consumed a HUGE chunk of these last five years for me is figuring out my writing process. Until I figure out HOW to do a thing, I'm often… Continue reading My Writing Arsenal
In this the darkest time of year, a light to guide you to plan for your best year ever.
Last week of NaNoWriMo- how's everyone doing? Bored with your story? Tired of getting up early/staying up late? Distracted by Black Friday sales or holiday parties? I know I am. But, we're so close to reaching the finish line- I'm just 12, 000 words away from being able to declare myself a NaNo winner. How… Continue reading The Homestretch
Writer's need patience, this gal reminds me to work on mine.
It’s that time of year again, when writers worldwide pledge themselves to the daunting task of committing 50,000 words to the page. The equivalent to writing a novel in a month. Yes, it’s NaNoWriMo! Train, Baby, Train Notice I said like a novel in a month. These 50,000 words rarely, in their entirety, end up… Continue reading We’re All Mad Here
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 As an unpublished writer, in particular, I felt selfish for spending precious… Continue reading Inspired by Inspiring Others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