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
I know it's a week into the new year and I'm just now posting this. This time I didn't come up with these before the first. I thought about not aiming for any goals or resolutions this year, but, to tell the truth, I would have done it anyway in my head, so I might… Continue reading Resolutions, goals, and the changes we want
Dear younger me Where do I start If I could tell you everything that I have learned so far Then you could be One step ahead Of all the painful memories still running through my head I wonder how much different things would be Dear younger me I cannot decide Do I give some speech… Continue reading Dear Younger Me
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