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 →

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 →

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 →

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