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
Knowing when to back out can be hard. Knowing when to keep going can be even harder. Put both of them together and you got yourself a nearly impossible feat. I found myself stuck in one such predicament yesterday. You see, at the beginning of this year I set a goal to have my first… Continue reading T-minus 57
I went on a walk yesterday morning for the first time in months. It may not sound like the biggest achievement in the world, and in reality it probably wasn’t. It was a very short walk, barely thirty minutes long, but it was quiet and I was by myself. No kids. No stroller. No distractions.… Continue reading Time To Look Back. And Celebrate.
Last Friday evening everything that could have gone wrong went wrong, and I had a laughing attack right in the middle of it all. After spending our first five days in our new home, we decided to go have a picnic at the beach for dinner. In case you didn’t know, we moved to the… Continue reading When Something Sucks, Laugh It Off
I first watched Te Secret Life of Walter Mitty when it came out in theaters. It was a different experience for me, since I usually reserve the movie theater for high action movies with lots of visual effects. But I have to admit. That movie was fabulous. The story was original, the cinematography was beautiful,… Continue reading Freeing the Secret Mitty Within You
Decisions, like most things in life, come down to priorities. I remember reading a post by Nathan Bransford a long time ago where he said something along the lines of, no project or goal is worth pushing aside the most important people in your life. Nathan, please forgive me for not quoting your exact words.… Continue reading Writing is About Living