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About Life, About writing, T-minus

Disneyland Turns Capable Adults Into The Walking Dead

First off, Happy New Year! For the past five days I’ve been lounging, sleeping in, and enjoying some relaxed fun with my family. Well deserved, too. After a full week of complete chaos, sick kiddos, sick husband, sick infant, hardly any sleep due to the sickness galore, a manuscript to finish, and a Disneyland trip… Continue reading Disneyland Turns Capable Adults Into The Walking Dead

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Self-doubt + Crazy + Fear = Writer

One more week…I think I am going to die. Seriously, what kind of person would do this to herself? Who in her right mind sets the goal to finish a book in two months with three children, a job, and every major holiday of the year in the way? Really, who? A crazy person, that’s… Continue reading Self-doubt + Crazy + Fear = Writer

About writing, About Writing, Inspirational Musings, T-minus

The Failure of Success

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." - Robert Collier Success. Such an interesting word. I don’t know about you, but I personally have a love-hate relationship with that word. What is success anyway? At what point in our life can we consider ourselves successful? I’ve come across a… Continue reading The Failure of Success

About Life, About Writing, Inspirational Musings, T-minus

Time To Stick To Your Guns … or Pens

If I sat down to count how many times I’ve felt overwhelmed, discouraged, or altogether reluctant to continue pursuing a goal, I probably wouldn’t be able to count all of them. You probably wouldn’t either. Not because it never happens. Quite the contrary, it happens way too often to keep count. Sometimes it is our… Continue reading Time To Stick To Your Guns … or Pens

About writing, Blog Post, T-minus

Pizza Power and The Massacre of The Machines

I am not embarrassed to admit that this week I seriously considered drowning my phone in the toilet. I nearly did, too. My computer crashed several times also, before it finally gave up the ghost, which made the window overlooking a precipice in the kitchen seem quite conveniently located. After a painstakingly arduous process I… Continue reading Pizza Power and The Massacre of The Machines

About Editing, About writing, About Writing, Character Development, T-minus

Deadlines, Skeletons, and Other Writing Maladies

So, it’s been roughly a week since my T-minus goal started (finishing my YA novel by December 31st). Granted, I’ve been working on the thing for about three years, so I’ve had quite a head start. But as you already know, I was tempted to drop the project when NaNoWriMo came along, which led me… Continue reading Deadlines, Skeletons, and Other Writing Maladies