November 2017 Recap

It’s hard to believe, but this was my seventh year participating in NanoWrimo. It boggles my mind a little bit, that it’s been that long. It seems like just yesterday I was taking the plunge for the first time, nervous and scared, but excited to finally do it as well. My friends had been doing it for a few year by then, and I wanted to do it too. I was afraid of the time commitment, but that year I made a promise to myself that I would take on the challenge. Continue reading


November 2016: After

This November has been interesting, to say the least. As I mentioned, I decided to finish a story for Nano that has been in the works, since, well, last November. And while I read it before-hand and knew where I want it to go, it didn’t quite go that way. Continue reading

[Insert Great Title Here]

One thing I’m really terrible at is naming things. It doesn’t matter if it’s a blog post, a story, a character, or even a pet. It’s just terrible. I thought I was doing okay, at least as far as blog titles go, until the last one. Yes, some of the previous ones had been a little repetitive with the same structure and different words, but it was okay. Until my last post, when I was reviewing my blog and realized that the past two posts had pretty much the exact same title. I thought about changing it, but I just didn’t know what to change it to.

It’s something I’ve always struggled with, always wished I was better at. Continue reading

Fall Festivals

As fall approaches, so does festival and fair season! It seems like for the next two months, there’s an endless amount of fairs to go to. There’s pretty much at least one each weekend, and though I know I’m not going to be able to go to every one, I’d like to go to a lot.

I ended up going to my first festival of the season this weekend, which was a local book festival. Continue reading

Lost in the Details

I’m a very detail-oriented person, and typically it’s a good thing. But lately, I’ve realized it’s been hindering me in my writing.

I’ve been working on editing a manuscript of mine. I haven’t done a lot of editing before, but it’s been something I’ve been working on for a while now. I have different big picture or narrative changes I want to make, and then of course there’s the little things. I’ve been tackling the editing process by going line by line, reading over everything.  Continue reading

Making Time to Write

The past few weeks have been stressful, to say the least. A family member fell critically ill, and I found myself spending most of my days in the hospital for a period of time. While they are now on the road to recovery, it’s been a big shock to my family. Before this, we had been blessed to never have had anything major happen. I’d honestly never been in the hospital, and we never understood just how valuable the support of family and friends was.

During this time, one thing that stalled, among others, was my writing. Continue reading