6 Things I’ve Learned Before Turning 36

[read time: five minutes]  Your thoughts become your actions, which becomes your reality.  You know what kills me? I learned that THIS YEAR. When it finally clicked, I smacked myself in the head and went DUH!  Let me give you an example. I wanted to change my life trajectory. I always wanted to “be” aContinue reading “6 Things I’ve Learned Before Turning 36”

Camp NaNoWriMo + The Four Tendencies 

[read time: 5 minutes] Hi, everyone! I wanted to remind everyone that Camp NaNoWriMo begins tomorrow, the first of April, 2022.  What is Camp NaNoWriMo?  Some of you may be familiar with NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. It is held every November, and the goal is for writers everywhere to come together to cheerContinue reading “Camp NaNoWriMo + The Four Tendencies “

Favourite Writing Practices, Part I

[read time: 7 minutes] I wanted to share with you some of my favourite writing practices that I’ve picked up over the years. For those of you who do not know, I have a BA in English and English Literature and a minor in Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction). I was a creative writing major inContinue reading “Favourite Writing Practices, Part I”

Final Day of NaNoWriMo: Did I Win? 

Expected word count: 50,000 Final word count: 21,375 Percentage complete: 43%  I lost. But, that doesn’t mean I didn’t try. One of my two Life Quotes – this one courtesy of my Uncle Tom – goes like this: Trying is the first step to failure. (In case you’re curious, my second Life Quote is: Life’sContinue reading “Final Day of NaNoWriMo: Did I Win? “

Update on NaNoWriMo 2021: Day 3 

As many of you know, NaNoWriMo began on November 1.  Guess who got sick November 1? My 3.5-year old daughter.  Being a single mom means she stays home from preschool with me.  I didn’t get my word count in on Monday. Or Tuesday. Or today. Luckily, I pre-wrote enough to sustain me these three days;Continue reading “Update on NaNoWriMo 2021: Day 3 “

NaNoWriMo Research and Preparation

Hi, everyone!  As promised, I said I’d blog abut NaNoWriMo… so I’m here to update you on how things are going before even beginning.  Really, though: I’m writing a novel set in the 19th century, and as I’m not a historian, I actually have quite a bit of research to do. Besides getting up-to-date onContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Research and Preparation”