I'm writing. I have an idea, I hashed out a few character details, realized my theme was already falling into place, and worked out a (very) rough outline of my first "act." It feels terrible. I like my idea, and in my head I can see a finished novel. But everything I write is crap … Continue reading Persistence
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but I'm not a photographer. I'm a writer. So instead of a visual tour, you're getting the verbose version. First, some background. My writing room occupies what I used to call my second bedroom. I rarely have guests and the room was seldom used; it was … Continue reading A Wordy Tour of My Writing Room
Guys... I HAVE AN IDEA. Actually, I had an idea. Months ago. I put it in a note on my phone labeled "ideas," and forgot about it. With the few ideas I've had, usually after the "spark" hits me, I start writing in my head. That's when I know it's time to drop what I'm … Continue reading Pre-Writing
When I turned 30 at the end of January, I decided to set myself mini goals each month. I wanted to carve a clear path toward the life I want. Instead of thinking "someday I'll do xyz," I now have steps to get me there. The goals are varied, but are all bite sized. I … Continue reading May Goal and Hopes
Here we are, the last day of my staycation. Usually, although I don't love my job, I feel ancy to return. My job isn't a passion. It's a way to support myself. It's a good job: fair pay, good hours, decent coworkers, low stress, fairly easy, short commute, and understanding bosses, but it isn't what … Continue reading Writing Challenge Takeaway
When I was in first grade, I wanted to be an author. When other kids wanted to be doctors or firefighters or astronauts, I wanted to be a storyteller. I inherited my love of books from my mom. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a book on my nightstand, and if I’m … Continue reading Prompt- Why Do You Want to Write?
I slipped deeper into the hot, silky water filling my bathtub, letting the humid air fill my lungs as I sighed. The day had been as close to perfect as I think a day has ever been. I’d worked in the garden for hours, leaving my body feeling spent and tired in the most satisfying … Continue reading Prompt- Use One of Yesterday’s Questions to Write a Story