While a large portion of the world is dressing up to celebrate Halloween, I and several other writer procrastinators will be scrambling to get all our last minute touches to our outlines, or putting together our writer’s emergency kit. Some of us are just getting around to announcing our novel and signing up. Some of us are kicking ourselves for not buying the Preptober kits that I kept seeing all over the internet…
But whatever you’re doing today, tomorrow you will be writing!
Tomorrow, NaNoWriMo begins.
Continue reading The Last Day before NaNoWriMo begins!!
Normally (or if I had time to post properly it would be normally), Tuesdays are for my dating updates and relationship posts, but today, as we countdown to #NaNoWriMo, I want to look at a different kind of relationship: The relationship between author and character(s).
Continue reading Tender Tuesday: What kind of relationship do you have with your characters?
Getting motivated is more than staring at beautiful typewriter words, or curating “inspo” images on Pinterest, or carousing “uplifting” hashtags on Instagram. Sometimes you need a real kick in the behind to get it done. Sometimes you need a little something like this:
Continue reading Motivation to Seriously Get Your Butt In Gear
It’s a work in progress, and some of the characters introduced here are more than slightly based on actual people I know… though the names have been changed to protect the guilty… But I wanted to share this, and see if it was any good before I got sucked too far into this story: Continue reading A scene from a new WIP.
My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Lucy Barton had a hard life growing up well below the poverty line in a rural town (Amgash, IL), but she somehow managed to escape. Many years, a marriage and 2 kids later, she finds herself hospitalized for what should have been a routine surgery and her mother has come to visit. This book is her stream of consciousness retelling of how that visit affected her.
Continue reading Book Review: My Name is Lucy Barton