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 →

Semple Tells Us We Must Create

I’m reading Where’d You Go Bernadette, which is a book club choice and not one I would normally choose for myself because it seems like one of those fluffy over-rated books that get turned into movies. Well, I love it. Shocking! I love it because Bernadette is a little crazy (just like me) and she... 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 →

Another Obstacle; Another Triumph

Since a young girl, I carved words into a unicorn and rainbow diary expressing my thoughts on popularity, friendships, disappointment, and clothing. My life was shallow on the surface but these things led to sleepless nights and hiding in the back of classrooms trying to be unseen. I’ve realized how much the scenery changes as... Continue Reading →

Writers Clue: Stop saying STARTED TO

A few months ago I purchased ProWritingAid to help teach me basic grammar flaws I've been falling victim to. While there are quite a few grammar no-nos I've been doing, one that sticks out is my need to tell readers when a character is starting to do something, rather than just tell ya'll that they're... Continue Reading →

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