As writers, we’ve all heard this advise many times: Read. Read a lot. Then read some more. And when you’re done with that, keep reading. In the past, I always took this counsel at face value, attributing to logic that yes, to become a better writer, it made sense you had to read a lot. But… Continue reading Don’t Just Read. Read With Purpose
I will be the first one to admit that before last November I was never consistent enough in any of my previous NaNoWriMo years to even come close to the monthly goal of writing 50,000 words. So much so in fact, that in the past, I never even bothered logging in to my input my… Continue reading 4 Tips for NaNoWriMo Success
Several months back, as I began to write this post (yes it took that long to finish #mylife), I was sitting on a drenched table, next to a swimming pool, at the hotel from were we were eagerly waiting for our new home to be finished, listening to my five year-old asking me to count… Continue reading Quitting Never Amounts to Anything. So Keep Writing.
Preparing for NaNoWriMo is easier said than done, because it all depends on will power.
It's time to celebrate! If you didn't know, Writer's Digest (a wonderful magazine for writers) holds writing competitions every year. They have all sorts of categories, and I had been playing with the idea of entering for quite some time. Last year, I finally decided to go for it, and submitted an entry for their… Continue reading Writer’s Digest Honorable Mention
Next time a wiser person than yourself tells you to stop what you’re doing and enjoy the time of life you’re in because before you know it, it will vanish, please believe them. I don’t exactly consider myself a wise person, but even I, with all the years I have yet to live, can see… Continue reading Don’t Let Life Happen To You