Another Bend in the Road

My intention was to finish the revised draft this summer and have it off to the beta-readers by the first of September. Four days after my last blog there came another bend in the road; I discovered I was five weeks pregnant. 😃 This is a dream-come-true, as my husband and I were trying to... Continue Reading →

Midweek Motivation

Happy Wednesday! Feeling the midweek drag? Wondering if Friday is ever going to finally roll around? Tired of trudging through each day, all the while hoping the weekend goes by nice and slow? No? Me neither. I might have thought to myself once as a child, "good golly, it's only Tuesday!" But since I've been... Continue Reading →

#WritingResources

Amongst the many writing resources available, some of my favorite come from none other than K.M Weiland of Helping Writers Become Authors. Straight forward and easy to understand content, the book and the accompanying workbook are well worth the investment. Structuring Your Novel is one of three (also, Outlining Your Novel and Creating Character Arcs),... Continue Reading →

A Dream Come True

Well, it happened. Today, one of my most precious dreams came true: I became a homemaker and a full-time writer! This wouldn't be possible without the support and encouragement of my husband. He's been a blessing from day one, and I'm very grateful for this opportunity. Not wanting to squander the time I do have... Continue Reading →

#WritersintheWild

Given the choice between working out or working on my book before heading to the day job... ...I chose both. Where is the oddest place you've worked on your story/writing? - Melinda

NaNoWriMo: Day One

Whether you stayed up to write the first word at midnight, rose early to get a good crack at it, or are going to slip away this evening to delve in to your new novel, I wish you the best of luck and don't give up! Keep working, unleash your creative side, and have fun.... Continue Reading →

Life: NaNoWriMo Prep

Ah, life. Bills need paid, groceries need shopped for, and cakes 'need' to be made. The tasks of life seem to pile up so quickly that it can feel like there's little time for writing. While that may be true for many of us, it doesn't have to stay our reality.  I've written about it... Continue Reading →

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