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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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 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

About writing, About Writing, Blog Post

Freeing the Secret Mitty Within You

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