In every day life, I am a planner. Meal plans and organized grocery lists are a must for my weekly shopping trip. I have running to do lists on different topics, a budget program, and I think about events months to years in advance. Why then, when it came to my writing, did I ever… Continue reading Finally Finishing: From Pantser to Plotter
If you're like me you finished that phrase in your head, but actually we had turkey dinner because Thanksgiving lasts forever when your family is small and your bird is large. Today's win sometime around 4 pm was brought to you by my gracious husband who kicked me out of the house to write all… Continue reading Winner! Winner!
I made no announcement about participating in NaNoWriMo mostly because those early weeks required every spare moment to be spent participating just to keep up. More recently, if I was going to write, then it felt like I must write my story and not waste time and words writing about writing my story. You get… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2017
The one year anniversary of this blog rolled around while I was in the midst of directing movers and deep cleaning our house. As I scrubbed walls and vacuumed up dog hair, I thought about how and why I started this blog because, with the chaos of the last few months, I have missed the… Continue reading Part 1 – How this whole thing got started
I had big ambitions for this Camp NaNoWriMo because my schedule was clear, not much going on for July - are you laughing hysterically yet? It's like I bring it on myself by having this delusion that my schedule won't fill up the moment I blink. My goal was set to 20,000 words. When I… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo July: Say Yes to Excuses
This is my beautiful new Moleskin journal, part reward for hitting my word count last month and part indulgence that I couldn't resist any more. Some may say these journals are overrated, but the softness of the leather, the silky feel of the pages, and most importantly, the perfect distance between lines make it love… Continue reading Why I’ve never finished a journal
Last night at approximately 11 pm I wrote the last twenty words or so of my goal for participating in Camp NaNoWriMo for April. I had been interrupted from finishing a few minutes before by noticing on the baby monitor that my daughter was about to crawl off the bed in her sleep (we're at… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo: April
Well, I am ending National Novel Writing Month with just over 7,000 words in the bank. When I consider how few days I actually was able to write this month, I'm not too disappointed. My daughter tried to kill me slowly by sleep deprivation for about 10 days straight. There was no writing because she… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Pens Down!
Tonight I made it past 1,000 words which is not as quickly as I had hoped, but life has already been intervening as much as I anticipated it might this month. Last night my daughter woke up and let out a yell without fail every time I sat down to write. I tried for 3… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update 1
This is technically my third attempt at National Novel Writing Month. My first go-round in 2014 was an exhilarating success. I have rarely been that proud of myself and ready to celebrate an accomplishment. I had learned of NaNoWriMo while I was still in high school and was even a reader for some of my… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2016