I'm continuing to track my writing time because it's become a valuable practice and an important part of my routine as a writer. Here's why.
Oh my goodness! Since the last blog post, I have so much to share. I moved again, and I'm living out of boxes. Which is a big, exciting thing but also a big, stressful thing! Professionally, I have some acceptances to tell you about: For one, I have a short story that was accepted to … Continue reading Wins and Whirlwinds
Hello friends, It's been a long time since I've posted an update here, and for a reason. This winter, my dad's health took a turn for the worst, and in March, he passed away. I can't begin to explain how this has affected me, and the ripples that this event has sent coursing through my … Continue reading Some Darkness, Some Brightness, and Some Daughters of Darkness
Something interesting happened this month. I wrote a second book! Well, almost. I wrote about 57,000 words of a young adult novel that I hope to be about 60,000-65,000 words by the time it's completely finished. This was an amazing accomplishment for me for several reasons. I have a toddler now, and I managed to … Continue reading Two Books In…
This is early, but I'm thinking about Thanksgiving, and it is crazy to me to think about how much my life has changed just in the past few months. We moved to a new home, and then shortly after, my son started daycare when my parents went through major health struggles and could no longer … Continue reading Thanksgiving
Here I am, writing to you from the jungle of Nanowrimo. I'm in the middle of it. In the weeds. I've been doing great. Every day so far, I've written above the suggested goal. I'm learning a lot about how to incorporate writing into my lifestyle as a parent and about how to just level … Continue reading Some Thoughts about Nanowrimo
This is going to be short, but I just wanted to share a new writing tool with you that I'm really enjoying. It's called ApolloPad, and it's completely free (for now)! ApolloPad is a word processor and novel/story management software that is completely online, and they even back up your data. Because it's all online, … Continue reading ApolloPad Mini-Review
Hola! It's been a long time, friends. I've moved yet again to a new home, which is making me think of the early days of this blog when I discussed moving into a tiny apartment in order to pay off our debt. Our family went through many changes recently, including my son starting daycare. I … Continue reading Major Definite Purpose
I spend a ton of time in the car since my son's childcare is pretty far away, so I listen to podcasts to help make the time go faster. That's how my obsession started, anyway, but now it has morphed into a general love for podcasts and I look forward to times I can listen. … Continue reading 5 Favorite Serialized Fiction Podcasts
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