Where in the world did December go?? I felt the month of December was a holding time, as if I was slowly, excruciatingly just waiting around for something to happen. Maybe for the busyness of the holidays to be over. Or maybe it was because I was working hard to set my goals for 2019. […]Read More Lost Time and Pivot!
The End of NaNoWriMo is near. And thankfully so is the end of my story as well! I was struggling the last week. And I know I wasn’t the only one. I was discussing this End-of-the-novel slump with a small group of amazing new YA author friends of mine. We created a slack group we […]Read More Day 22-26 NaNoWriMo- The End is Near!!
I love writing the last quarter of a book! It’s the time when you’re past the all important non-soggy middle (what we all strive for, right?!), and the finish line is in sight. Sometimes though at this point I would start feeling the end-of-book blues by now. You ever felt that? Where you’re sad that […]Read More Day 20 & 21- NaNoWriMo- Productive Words
I woke up before my 4:15 am alarm today excited to write! Relatively pain free, and I knew exactly where I wanted my story to go. These are the awesome days, the days I yearn to be a full time (at home) writer. I qualify the full time part because most weeks I get in […]Read More Day 19 NaNoWriMo- A Productive Day!
It’s amazing how each day of our lives can be so different! This last week I’ve been struggling to write and hold down my day job. Even yesterday, Saturday, my favorite day of the week was a struggle. But today was a new day. I’m so grateful every morning that I wake up, and days […]Read More Day 18 NaNoWriMo -A New Day
Day 8 blog – but I was so tired last night I didn’t hit publish. So I’m doing it bright and early before my flight out of sin city! :] The 20Books Vegas conference has been amazing. And exhausting. I’ve taken a small notebook worth of notes and it will take a few weeks to […]Read More Day 8 NaNoWriMo – Time Management as a Theme
583 words this morning!! Yay! The 20BooksVegas sessions started earlier today but I still managed some good words in my Delta 3 novel! I had a sweet email from a friend whose daughter has read all 7 of my YA space opera books and is anxiously waiting for this next one! 💜 This is what […]Read More Day 7 NaNoWriMo- Being Creative for a Living!
First full day of the conference and I only got in 383 words this morning before the sessions started. But as I heard most of the day from different speakers and peers, it’s consistency and passion that matters most. We will all have days that don’t go quite right or life happens and we can’t […]Read More Day 6 NaNoWriMo… not very many words today
I ended up at the airport four hours early this morning – so got lots of words in! Glad I did since we’ve being going non stop here in Las Vegas. 🙂 Sometimes you need to get out of your routine in order to fill your creative tank. New experiences, new acquaintances, new food. The […]Read More Day 5 #nanowrimo!
Stopped at 1466 words to make sure I left time to backup my computer. The rest of the day was spent packing and planning! Packing for Vegas! Heading to the 20BooksVegas conference tomorrow morning! I’m pretty good at writing while traveling so I hope to get a lot of words in before touch down in […]Read More NaNoWriMo Day 4 – Words and Planning!