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.
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
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 As an unpublished writer, in particular, I felt selfish for spending precious… Continue reading Inspired by Inspiring Others
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.
Life is full of interruptions, big and small. Planned, and unexpected. What do you do when this affects your writing? How do you get yourself back on track?
At 5:30 in the morning on April 9, 1917, the battle of Vimy Ridge began with an artillery barrage never before witnessed on earth. The four divisions of the Canadian Corps, fighting together for the first time, parlayed four months of tireless training and military innovation to do what neither French or British forces had… Continue reading Vimy Ridge
It's a humbling experience, this writing gig.