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
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…
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
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I give an update on life and writing after a short break from blogging and discuss how it feels to work on long-term goals.
Your first draft is pretty crappy, kind of like your first attempt at making a cake from a box mix. Maybe only your loved ones are willing to look at it, and even they have to reach a bit to compliment it. "Oh, it looks so nice," they say. Really, though, a child probably could have done it. And maybe that child wouldn't have confused salt for sugar. Oops!