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 →

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 →

The What-If: NaNoWriMo Prep

My NaNoWriMo novel idea is all wrong. That's the revelation I've had in the last twenty-four hours. Twelve days before November 1st, with pages of planning already under way, it struck me that while the story I was plotting was a good story in itself, it's the wrong story with which to wrap up my... Continue Reading →

Road Map: NaNoWriMo Prep

Eighteen days until November 1 and the excitement is thick in our home. Or, more accurately, I'm so full of excitement that it's spilling over into every corner of our one room apartment. 😁 I'm grateful for my supportive husband who is pursuing his own passions - he understands the drive that pushes me to... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Prep – Day 9!

The last day of NaNoWriMo Prep for 2016 is upon us. Buried in a back booth, delicious dinner over and fresh cup of coffee at hand, I plan on scribbling away until closing time. Cue the Traveler's Notebook. But for as much as I plan on utilizing the next few hours for note taking, the... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Prep – Day 8 of 9

With only two days of prep time left, I'm relieved that the chapter-by-chapter outline is complete! Yesterday afternoon I had a spurt of inspiration that allowed me to be able to fill in the remaining blank lines. That means today's focus is creating the character list. Undoubtedly, there are writers who don't even create a... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Prep – Day 7 of 9

This spot in Georgia was a great place to sit and dream. Natural beauty usually stirs my imagination. Fresh scenes and bits of dialogue seem to float in to my mind like a soft spring breeze. I'm not trying over romanticize the experience; wooded areas are my muse. As I continue to work on the... Continue Reading →

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