5 Tips to Regain Your Focus

Focus is a constant topic of discussion in our house. As the frazzled mother of a non-neurotypical child, we spend time every single day discussing focus and helping her learn focus.  Over the last however many years since her diagnosis, I’ve come to realize that I can learn a lot from her, too. And I…

It’s just terrible, really

My current WIP is probably really bad, and I’m pretty excited about it. I don’t like it when it feels like my stuff sucks. It’s demoralizing. That’s normal, none of us commit time to writing because we really don’t care whether it’s any good. Well, I’m sure there’s some masochist out there who gets off…

WIPs and Favorite Genres

I’m starting a new WIP. I decided it was time – after a hiatus to edit an old Urban Fantasy, and a December spent on cleaning up my NaNo – to go back to my roots and write some fluffy new adult. It’s what I do best. I’ve got a heroine on a mission, and…

It’s okay. Probably

I haven’t been writing much lately. You know how it is. Life just gets going and there’s only so much time. We get so busy doing what we have to do to survive, that there’s not much time to do the things we want. I don’t have the answer. No one does, really. People have…

Starting fresh

New year, new novel, new doc. No new computer though. Last August, I decided I needed a break from Malarkey.    I spent September and October plotting what I was convinced would be my NaNo novel, but it turned out to be too complex – for me – to write for NaNo. I’m sure plenty of…

The Muddles

It’s the muddles of December. December has been gentler to me this year, than in years past. Usually, I spend most of December a puddle of goo which has been drained of both vocabulary and tears by a ruthless November. This year, I finished NaNo two days early. That hasn’t happened for me in years….

The End is Nigh…

Oh, thank fecking Gawd, the end is nigh. This is the first NaNoWriMo ever that I have managed to stay on par the entire time. I’ve taken it down to the wire on many, many nights, but I always manage to eeek above par by 11:59. I didn’t finish last year – life – and…

Midway…

Tomorrow is the midway point to NaNoWriMo. Halfway through November. Halfway done. 25000 words, in the bag. You’re writing, hopefully, frantically probably, ignoring all the rules of grammar and most of the rules of spelling, in order to get the words out as quickly as possible. Your document is full of the red and blue…

NaNo 2018

Is anyone else already thinking about NaNo? A little? I feel like even though NaNo is technically thirty days, it creeps into my thoughts for roughly six months of the year. There are three or so months of ‘planning’ – tossing around random ideas that would work for a NaNo novel. The months of, “Haha, you…

Writing in emojis…

Is that the official plural of emoji? I’m not sure and it’s not an easy thing to Google. I also find myself trying to use ‘lol’ and the like, rather than writing out the lol. I can’t tell if it’s that I give myself permission to be lazy with my November writing, or if it’s…