NaNoWriMo 2019 Update

  I feel like I’m always making excuses for being behind on my writing goals. But to be fair, I don’t know very many many authors who aren’t, so there you have it lol. Here’s a breakdown of my very first NaNoWriMo experience: I set my goal way to high — kind of on purpose,…

Genre Hoppin’ Traitor #NaNoWriMo

So, I toyed with the idea of writing a romantic comedy for some time now. I’ve been torn between my love of suspense and my love of, well, love. I read a lot of romance, in fact my two current favorite authors are all about romance. I’ve also dabbled with a few romantic short stories…

Because Encouragement SHOULD Be Personal!

A message from my daughter and I today: To focus on a better 2019 doesn’t mean more makeup and less food. It doesnt mean more filter apps, more ‘friends’, and more parties. It doesnt mean more debt to look good, or keeping up with the neighbors. Strip all that crap away, take what’s left —…

A Creative Writer’s Logic Is Often Wackie #amwriting

I think there’s more than one reason the majority of writers refer to themselves as ‘starving artists.’ It isn’t only about money. I mean, granted we spend hours and hours, and then even more drawn-out tedious hours tapping away on the keys of a board, and for what? To turn around and spend even more…

Oct Challenge WIP Character Scene: Bump in the Night!

For the month of October, I challenge you writers out there to take the characters from your WIP and plug them into frightening scene with the theme of “bump in the night”. Have fun with it, as it IS a practice writing challenge, meant to polish your skills and introduce your characters in a fun…

Sept. Challenge WIP Characters at the Poker Table #shortstory

This is the first month of a character switch up challenge, of writing the characters of your ‘work in progress’ at a random scene. As a fun way to introduce their personalities, and as a writing practice exercise. Tomorrow I’ll be announcing October’s scene. Feel free to jump in at any time of the month,…

A Handful of Creativia’s Publications

I signed on with the publishing agency Creativia a few weeks back (Writing Progress in the Fall) They’re working on a total makeover of all of my previous titles as we speak. I couldn’t be any more thrilled with what we’ve accomplished so far! Aggravated Momentum will be my first book to be completed in…

Write Better Shit

My friend today: “I can’t believe how many new authors there are out there.” Me: “You have no idea. Hundreds every year. A lot of them are shady too.” Friend: “How do you mean?” Me: “Like, they write fake reviews for the attention and networking in it. Some advertise their stuff as being something it…