Getting Excited for NaNoWriMo

I'm getting so close to the end of my second draft I can't help but get excited. Especially when I see my characters going through an emotionally exhausting moment. Here's a snippet from Drew's point of view. This is about two thirds through the novel. A whole new world is jammed inside the 695 beltway.... Continue Reading →

Passion Project: Write a Novel  

I’ve read articles and author comments about getting in the game of writing for financial gain. It’s near impossible they say and I believe them. I completely believe them. Upwards to one million books are published every year in the United States alone. Near half of these are self-published, according to my research. I’m writing... Continue Reading →

Within Your Power

Every once in a while you come across words that hit you right in the gut. I was reading The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman (book review coming soon) when one of the characters quoted an Emily Dickinson poem. I have never intentionally read Emily Dickinson because poetry isn't really my dish. However, I'm... Continue Reading →

Expressing Ourselves

I dig my hands into the dirt and plant a garden. I sit at my keyboard and let a storyline drum through my head until it finds its way to the screen. I expose my weaknesses and fears so I can overcome obstacles that once were. I share my triumphs because I want to be... Continue Reading →

Jungle Gym Kinda Days

My days are like climbing a jungle gym. I might fall if I don’t grasp the bar firmly. Searching for balance as of late has been an ongoing mission. I realize life will never be in perfect balance, though some days may feel that way, most will not. Yesterday I had my toddler run away... Continue Reading →

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