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
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
I'm really amped up to write fiction lately, after giving myself some time away from it. I was getting frustrated and wasn't having fun. I needed to back away. Giving myself some distance has been wonderful. I've been able to release the frustration, step back from perfectionism, gather some resources and learning material, and get … Continue reading Staycation Daily Writing Prompt Challenge
I feel that I'm lacking a community. I'm an introvert. A major introvert. In an ideal world (i.e. not having to work a traditional job), I'd probably spend 90% of my time alone, knowing that's what I need to feel my best. My world isn't ideal though, and I do work a traditional job surrounded … Continue reading Help Me Connect With Other Writers
Guys! Birdsong is the first story I've ever actually finished. I'm really proud of that fact alone. But it also garnered more views and likes than any other post so far, and that has sent me to cloud nine. You guys actually liked my fiction! Thanks, friends. You have no idea how happy you've made … Continue reading Talk About a Confidence Boost!