Tag: 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…

June Check-in

How is it June already? I’m still sorting myself out, trying to catch up on a variety of projects and opportunities that all seem to be ready to be tackled right this moment. However, rather than use this as an opportunity to complain about…

Grief is a Curious Thing

Spring has been a bit of a doozy this year. My mother, who had been in decline for over a decade, passed away right before Mother’s Day. The timing was unexpected but her death was something the whole family had been on alert for….

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…

Sketching Vs. Improvising

Whether you are a writer or an artist there’s the uniform recommendation to make an outline of your story or a sketch of your work in order to provide yourself with direction. The wisdom states that if you want to be good at creating…

May Check-in

I’m going to be fully honest and say that I didn’t plan ahead for today’s post so I figured that a check-in would be a good alternative to a regularly scheduled post.

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…