My family is a big believer in routines, as most humans are. My mom used to start every morning on the couch drinking a cup of hot tea and watching The Weather Channel. This was complimentary to my morning routine, which involved rolling out of bed at the last possible moment, so I regularly shouted, … Continue reading A Writer’s Routine
So many wonderful things came out of November this year! My second novel, which I loving call Hot Mess #2, is done! Well... okay the plot is complete. I'll probably spend months on rewrites and additions. Weekly write-ins that I facilitated at a local writing center are now going year-round. They're starting up again in … Continue reading Life After NaNo
The whole point of NaNoWriMo was to finish the second novel. I didn't have to start from scratch, I had a decent head start over 10,000 words, but it was still a push. I had days where I wrote a hell of a lot. I had days where I wrote zero. Today I finished. Because … Continue reading Done with NaNoWriMo
Let me start out by saying the "meh" doesn't have to do with the story. It's all about the number of words. In fact, I am in love with my story. I had to stop writing earlier than usual today because I needed to vote before work (go vote, people!) and as I was putting … Continue reading One Week, 8,968 words, Meh.
Most writers, being studies of the human condition, have a working knowledge of the 5 Stages of Grief. They are: Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance These are not necessarily in order of chronology or importance, but there they are. They also apply to most emotional tragedy or loss beyond death, such as a bad break … Continue reading The Five Stages of NaNoWriMo
You don’t have to immediately quit your job to become a writer. You need only to start writing. -Cheryl Strayed I started my morning with a cheerful read-in on Facebook. Most days, that's how my morning begins. A short drive or walk to work (often accompanied with a healthy dose of NPR and/or a book … Continue reading Read In, then Start Writing