Category: Writing

Camp NaNoWriMo and What’s Next?

This post is a little late because I’ve been on a much needed vacation which involved nothing so exciting as not having anything scheduled and a little day trip to St. Augustine. After completing my Camp NaNoWriMo goal I took 10 days off from…

Camp NaNoWriMo, Setbacks and Moving Forward

  As you might know, I have been making progress with my Starchild series by scrapping my old drafts and staring all over again. I decided to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo for July because I really love the custom goal tracker. All year I…

Scheduling Creativity

Lately I have been binging on Kate Cavanaugh‘s YouTube videos. I, like many of her recent subscribers, found her through her series of “I tried writing like…” (in my case it was the Stephen King one). The compelling part of the series is how…

Creating Characters

A character who gets everything they want without compromise or being compromised is usually going to be the villain of the piece or a minor, undeveloped character you never get to know. This is because there is a true cost associated with achieving and…

My Current Novel: Starting Over

As much as I’d love to emulate the success of writers who attribute their success to writing every day, rain or shine, I have stopped comparing my journey to theirs. My Starchild series has enough words and story for two full books with notes…

My Current Novel: Reading and Revising

The Starchild Series began life somewhere in The Sims 2 as I created worlds and neighborhoods. It was a pressure free environment where my mind could simply tell a story for the joy of telling a story. Then I got serious and actually wrote…

My Current Novel: Origins

There have been three novels I have finished over the years and never managed to revise. A fact that remains vivid in my mind is that “you’re not a writer if you’re not published” were my cousin’s words of support and I believed them…

Inktober, NaNoWriMo and Getting Caught Up

There is not a day in my life that I have ever been bored. Not to say that I haven’t engaged in activities that are tedious, monotonous or mind-numbing but rather that every day I have more things I am eager to think about…

Romance, Mosley and Writing

I think that men need their own “romance” genre for the many books in all genres that fixate on fantastical and false tropes of femininity and masculinity.