I’ve joined Cathy Heller’s 5 Day Podcasting Challenge, after being a super-fan of her Don’t Keep Your Day Job podcast for over a year now (LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST!). My podcast obsession has turned into me wanting to be in the trenches, so I’m testing my footing through this challenge. Today is day 3 where […]
I’m sitting here at my local Barnes & Noble Cafe waiting for another member from my writing group because we have a meeting today. It’s called a “Write-In.” What do we do here? Simple. We write. No prompts, no activities led by me or any other members, simply a time and space reserved for each […]
I set a goal: finish the rewrite of my novel in July. I completed that goal. I still can’t believe it. I had to work on over 24,000 words in one day to make sure it happened by the end of July 31st, but something about that goal seemed really important, as if letting it […]
My ears are ringing. The house is so quiet I can hear the airplanes flying over head, the water dribbling through the fish tank filter, and the ringing in my ears. It occurred to me while writing my morning pages this morning that if there were anything else going on in this house — my […]
I come up with an idea. It seems like a good thing to set into action. I take a step in the right direction. And then I stop. I find myself thinking so hard about the next fifteen steps. Which direction should they be in? How often should I take them? Should I pick a […]
A new habit added to a short list of successes.
I joined Wattpad in April of 2013. I wasn’t sure what it was then, but I loved the community and the opportunity to read other budding writers. I shared early chapters of Girl Unplugged (my current WIP) when it was entitled Now What? and I couldn’t be more grateful to have those chapters there for […]