Sharing Saturday–Pep Talk for Quicksand Moments

In case, like myself, you are in the midst of some sort of writing adventure--whether that be a book, a poem, a journal, a song, or even an email to a friend--there are some times that we just don't know where to go next; where we just can't find the words to say. Today's Sharing … Continue reading Sharing Saturday–Pep Talk for Quicksand Moments

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Done with NaNoWriMo!–for this year, at least…

It's been a month since the last time I worked on my YA mystery. Beginning January first, the editing and tweaking process will commence (through the next two months). Honestly, this will probably be edited somewhat in conjunction with another book that I'm already editing, which I'd like to get completed. It'll be interesting, but … Continue reading Done with NaNoWriMo!–for this year, at least…

Sharing Saturday: Young Writers’ Inspiration!

Do you have any young writers in your life? Even if you don't have your own kids who are scribbling away in a journal, you probably know someone. For today's Sharing Saturday I was sent an article by the author of 52 Pep Talks for Writers. As part of the pep talks about NaNoWriMo, Grant … Continue reading Sharing Saturday: Young Writers’ Inspiration!

NaNoWriMo 2017: So it Begins

  As I dive into this new adventure, I will be guzzling more coffee than is probably healthy for me, but maybe it'll cause me to run faster? It's what I tell myself, anyway. Today is my first official day for NaNoWriMo--And it is one minute past midnight! I decided to go to bed for … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2017: So it Begins

NaNoWriMo: Your Turn!

We have a complete week before the AMAZING NaNoWriMo (in other words, National Novel Writing Month). This is where I'm attempting to write 50,000 words--that's 1,667 words per day, or about three and a half pages each day--all in 30 days! For newbies, or those who are interested in joining us, check out this awesome … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Your Turn!

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone: Reading Out Loud

I read my own written work out loud. Sounds like something really easy, but this is a story that I have written. I've heard that one of the tricks to writing is to read it out loud. Supposedly it is a good trick to catch mistakes that you don't notice when you read it in … Continue reading Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone: Reading Out Loud

Giveaway! 

I am going to be giving away an AUTOGRAPHED COPY of my newest book, Mama! The reason, you may ask? Next month is November, the month for Thanksgiving! And I'm sure that being an awesome mother or having a wonderful mother are just a couple of the things that you are thankful for. So in … Continue reading Giveaway!