My First Novel Journey

The Quarter End is Near…

Whelp, that went by fast. This post is going to be short and sweet. I've been busy on the weekends lately with some odds and ends things, as well as family visits, so my free time has been rather...scheduled. All with things I love, but my mind has just been preoccupied lately. I don't have… Continue reading The Quarter End is Near…

Random Thoughts, Random Posts

Mother’s Day

Usually I update on my goals, but because of this special day and my less-than great progress on those goals, I'm going to choose to do otherwise. Today is Mother's Day! I'm the furthest thing away from being a mother possible. With tons of student debt, a boyfriend who may or may not fear commitment… Continue reading Mother’s Day

My First Novel Journey

WIP Update

(FYI: For those who don't know, "WIP" stands for "work in progress." Not sure if this is a universal acronym yet, or just a popular hashtag on Twitter.) This week was slow to say the least. Honestly, I was feeling really uninspired. Usually I don't let that stop me from writing, but outlining tends to be… Continue reading WIP Update

My First Novel Journey

The Pressure of Avoiding Cliches

I get it. Really, I do. Cliches are, well...cliche. A pretty, strong heroine confused in a love triangle, a suppressing government, the evil president of said government who has no motives other than an intense hunger for power, the sexy first love who has a deep, dark mysterious background; there are tons of cliches we writers… Continue reading The Pressure of Avoiding Cliches

My First Novel Journey, Random Thoughts, Random Posts

It’s OK to Dream Big

I'm part of a fabulous, large writing community on social media. I adore each and every one of them and how they positively pollute my news feed with the energy I need to sometimes stay motivated when the writing gets tough. If it wasn't for these like-minded, determined, artistic individuals who love literature and writing as… Continue reading It’s OK to Dream Big

My First Novel Journey

A Change of Pace & Novel Update

It has been a while since I blogged. I tried running a lifestyle blog while writing a novel... it didn't work. I discovered that in order to run a lifestyle blog you have to actually do things. Frivolous spending doesn't happen for me anymore, making it difficult to do things worth blogging about. Except for the occasional… Continue reading A Change of Pace & Novel Update

My First Novel Journey

Writing is Hard

I've written probably over 8,000 words in a form of an outline/brainstorm extravaganza. I've altered and expanded the idea on several ocassions, and I still have not had the pleasure of beginning page one of my book. It's been about a month. For those of you who think writers stay home all day and leisurely… Continue reading Writing is Hard