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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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.
Today, my husband watched my son (one of many times he has done this for me) while I finished the final draft of my first novel. And, amazingly, at the end of my writing session, I decided: It's done. It's ready. One caveat: I am having someone else look at it for small things and … Continue reading I Finished my Book. I Repeat: I Finished my Book!
A common piece of writing advice when it comes to characterization is to show rather than tell. But how do we do that? I have created an example scenario with one possible way to do this for your characters. This is by no means the only way to characterize someone, but this is one possible tool. I … Continue reading What’s on the Fridge?: A Character Writing Exercise
If you know me, you've probably heard about my family's crazy days. I often end up with a 2-hour total commute most days of the week. Needless to say, our family is pretty busy! And as a new mommy, I need a few things to get me through my day and keep my energy up. … Continue reading Things that Help Me Through the Day
It's been a while. Hey there. Here's some updates on life and writing. Life I've cut out soy (in addition to the milk I already cut out) from my diet on the suggestion of my son's doctor. If you're just now hearing about my food elimination adventure, see my previous post about milk protein intolerance. … Continue reading Life & Write