NANOWRIMO IS COMING: The Final Days

So here we are, Wrimos. It's Hallowe'en (happy holiday! I'm probably at work while you read this, lol) and we are mere hours away from the first of November and the beginning of the crazy journey that is the National Novel Writing Month. Are you ready? Have you prepared enough, have your girded your pants … Continue reading NANOWRIMO IS COMING: The Final Days

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Chasing the Elusive “Idea”

So in my quest to be a more-published author, I routinely wander off and look for places accepting submissions. I'm not fantastic at short stories, but I've gotten a bit better and it's easier to find places accepting those than trying to find somewhere your little niche book will fit in. But here is the … Continue reading Chasing the Elusive “Idea”

When the Words Won’t Come

I know I've talked about writing through depression before, but I'm not sure I've talked much about what we'd all consider "writer's block." I can't remember; I know I've talked about it somewhere, and it was probably here, but HEY LET'S DO IT AGAIN. That feeds into what I'm talking about anyway. I can make … Continue reading When the Words Won’t Come

They Say to Write What You Know

I'm generally of the mind to take the phrase "write what you know" with a grain of salt. I'm a fantasy writer, even if the "fantasy" means the daydreams of a high school kid. But with several of my jobs, I've spent more than a few days saying "oh god, if I wrote a book … Continue reading They Say to Write What You Know

Failure, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Process

Anyone? C'mon, someone tell me they get the title. Please? *ahem* In any event. So this past month was the second summer session for Camp NaNoWriMo. As you all may know, I'm a huge supporter and fan of the November NaNo proper, and have served as an ML for two years now. However, my endeavors … Continue reading Failure, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Process

Inspiration Wednesday: Other Authors

All right, I promise that one of these days I'll stop harping on and on about one author over and over again. But I wanted to write this up, and this seems like a good enough place. It almost takes over Thursday's post about writing as well, but I won't let it. But the simple … Continue reading Inspiration Wednesday: Other Authors

How to Write When You Can’t, or: Defeating the Kobayashi Maru

This is another of my somewhat lazy blog posts, but I think it's a good reflection to put up here, especially given my silence in the blogging world this week. Again, this has been copy and pasted from my weekly inspirational newsletter. Contact me directly if you are interested in receiving the emails. I’ve struggled … Continue reading How to Write When You Can’t, or: Defeating the Kobayashi Maru