Stuck at “The End” (January Stuck Series 4 of 4)

We made it!! It’s the last full week in January and this month I’ve tried to explore every facet of being “stuck” in our writing process. As a reminder, we’ve looked at: (For even more, check out my Instagram Stuck Series Highlights) It seems strange to think of being stuck at the end. After all,Continue reading “Stuck at “The End” (January Stuck Series 4 of 4)”

What it Looks Like to be Stuck in Your Writing (Part 1 of 4)

Happy New Year! I know the New Year is an arbitrary date on the calendar, but I love having a reason to stop and reassess my work processes and personal habits in order to maybe make an adjustment or try something new. With that in mind, this January, I am going to be focused on writersContinue reading “What it Looks Like to be Stuck in Your Writing (Part 1 of 4)”

Happy Holidays and My 2023 Word of the Year

This is the last blog of the year! I will be taking next week off to spend with family, relax, and plan for 2023. And I have some big plans for 2023: These are some big tasks, which is why my word of the year is FOCUS. Focus is something I struggle with at times.Continue reading “Happy Holidays and My 2023 Word of the Year”

How Revising is Like Home Renovation: Save the Painting for Last

This week we are finally having our downstairs painted after the great dishwasher leak of 2022 wrecked havoc on our whole house. Between the dings created from demolition, the new drywall patches, and the one inch difference in height from where our new baseboards sit on hardwood versus where they previously sat on tile, weContinue reading “How Revising is Like Home Renovation: Save the Painting for Last”

The Importance of Writing Support & Where to Find it

Writing can feel like such a solitary endeavor. And most of the time it is. I mean, no one can write the words in your head onto a piece of paper like you can. You know your story. You are the sherpa to your characters, carrying their hopes and desires and misbeliefs, guiding them throughContinue reading “The Importance of Writing Support & Where to Find it”

WFWA Online Auction: Sept. 6-11, 2022

In 2015, I was home visiting my parents. A college friend who lived nearby saw my Facebook post about it and mentioned she was going to a launch event for a local author and invited me to join her. Knowing nothing about the writer, but loving a book event and an opportunity to catch upContinue reading “WFWA Online Auction: Sept. 6-11, 2022”

Renovations and Revisions

This summer, our dishwasher leaked. Big time. Only we didn’t know it. It leaked who knows how much water under our tile floors for who knows how long. We only noticed when the hardwood floors in the dining room next to the kitchen started warping. Once we dug in and saw the actual damage, itContinue reading “Renovations and Revisions”

Announcement: I’m an Author Accelerator Certified Book Coach!

I believe the muse to be a fickle being whispering oftentimes in the night that brilliant idea you scribble down in the dark that resembles something like a magnetic poetry ransom note the next morning that makes zero sense if it’s even legible. But sometimes? Sometimes the muse has the subtlety of a toddler’s temperContinue reading “Announcement: I’m an Author Accelerator Certified Book Coach!”

New Year, New Goals

Happy New Year! Despite proclaiming to not set resolutions I will most certainly fail at for the new year, I do still do a fair bit of planning. I like to have goals to work towards, even if they change throughout the year. Last year, however, coming out of 2020, I wanted to be gentleContinue reading “New Year, New Goals”