My Life

Reflecting on 2014 goals…

It's New Year's Eve. Usually this is the day I spend gearing up and getting ready to launch my new goals. Today is different because I didn't accomplish a single, not one SINGLE, goal that I set for 2014. And they were excellent goals. I put a lot of time, thought, and planning into my… Continue reading Reflecting on 2014 goals…

Writerly Life

NaNoWriMo 2013…Lessons Learned

This was my second attempt at NaNoWriMo, and my second loss. Technically it was a loss since I didn't complete the 50,000 words in thirty days challenge.  I learned a lot, however, and definitely do not feel like a loser. I don't feel like a winner, but I am learning skills and techniques that will… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2013…Lessons Learned

Writerly Life

DIY Writer’s Retreat Debriefing

"That Perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library."  ~~Aprha Behn I have now been home for two weeks from my DIY Writer's Retreat, and as this is the eve of NaNoWriMo, it's the perfect time to reflect on what I set out to… Continue reading DIY Writer’s Retreat Debriefing

Writerly Life

Happy NaNoWriMo!

For those of you who aren’t writers, or aren’t familiar with NaNoWriMo, this post is to inform, inspire, and share my experience thus far. NaNoWriMo (pronounced nă-nō-RĪ-mō) stands for National Novel Writing Month. I first heard of this when I read Book in a Month by Victoria Lynn Schmidt in January 2010. At that time… Continue reading Happy NaNoWriMo!

Stuff of Mystery

Everything is a Mystery

A number of us from my local writers' guild just completed a challenge to observe our surroundings for ten days, and each day to come up with five potential novel ideas. At the end of the ten days, we were to turn the three best ideas into elevator pitches of fifty words or less and… Continue reading Everything is a Mystery