Another year is gone and what a crazy year it was. There were so many ups and downs, but overall 2018 was a pretty amazing year. The biggest thing to happen this year was the birth of my daughter, Lillian, in May of this year. My husband and I had been trying to have a… Continue reading Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019
November has come and gone and with it my favorite event of the year, National Novel Writing Month or NaNo. I thought I’d give you a quick run down of the last month since it was crazy and awesome, and kept me so busy that I wasn’t able to check in here at all during… Continue reading NaNO Wrap UP
Christmas will be here before you know it and if you’re lucky there’s a writer on your list this year. Now we understand that writers are an odd bunch who spend excessive amounts of time staring blankly at a computer screen while mumbling incoherently to people who only exist in their mind, and you might be at a loss on what to get them for the holidays. Well fear not, that’s what we are here for!
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Here’s your writer gift-giving guide:
Most writers I know like to write with some kind of hot beverage at hand, so why not get them a cool mug to drink it out of and inspire them all at the same time? There are a ton of mugs out there with quotes just for writers. One of my…
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Music is a big part of my writing process. I like to use music to help me get in the right emotional state for a certain scene or to help describe relationships between characters. I find that music can help me understand my characters and stories much better than I can on my own. Sometimes… Continue reading Musical Inspiration
“I can’t believe I let you talk me into this.” Crystal wandered aimlessly through the dusty overstuffed costume shop. She had no idea how Flint had found the place. It was tucked in an alley a few miles from the Academy in an area of town that Crystal never went to. “Come on, it’ll be… Continue reading The Journey Missions: Masquerade; A Halloween One Shot
My goal with this blog, beside providing some helpful tips about writing and publishing, it is be as honest as possible about my journey as writer and what it takes to get a story from idea, to draft, to finished product. So with that in mind, here comes a middle of the week unscheduled post.… Continue reading The Emotional Toll of Being a Writer
It’s the middle of October which means we are just weeks away from the start of my favorite time of the year, National Novel Writing Month or as the cool kids call it NaNo. For those of you that don’t know, NaNo is a non-profit organization that puts on writing challenges throughout the year. The biggest… Continue reading Why I NaNoWriMo
Writer conference season will be here before you know it. Though there are writing conferences that take place throughout the year, most of them take place in the spring. If you’ve never attended a conference, I highly recommend it. There is nothing more inspirational than being in a room full of other writers and sharing… Continue reading How to prepare for your first writer conference
I had heard ton of tips and tricks on how to self-publish, had even attended a few conferences about it, before I ever decided that was the right path for me. One of the key things I took away from the speakers that was self-publishing is fast and you have to move fast if want… Continue reading Self-Publishing Lessons Learned
I’m Back! It’s been a well over a year since I last wrote a blog post, and even back then I only wrote a few before abandoning it. Not this time. This time I’m determined to keep with it. I have even planned out the weekly posts for the next few months to help keep… Continue reading Take Two: Life update and blog relaunch