I’ve Totally Gone #NaNoRebel

NaNoWriMo, day 6. I sit at my desk nursing the mother of all headaches, doing research on breast milk production, and, so far this morning, I have logged exactly zero words. Zero! I see people all over the chat boards and in the social media groups asking one of the number one questions concerning NaNo …

Continue reading I’ve Totally Gone #NaNoRebel

Yes, Virginia, There is a Way to Survive NaNoWriMo

I’ve been doing NaNo for several years now, and I can vouch for a few truths concerning the process. Number one: The first week you will be on fire. Take advantage of that feeling. Write like your ass really is on fire, because… Number two: Week two sort of gets sucky. You’ll be tired for …

Continue reading Yes, Virginia, There is a Way to Survive NaNoWriMo

The Flower Gals

I can remember when I first started this writing gig many moons ago, long before the sabbatical took me into the quiet months, I found inspiration all around me. Much of that inspiration came from the people close to me in the form of Marines and their families. When the advice came down the pipe, …

Continue reading The Flower Gals

#SpringCleaning and Other Reasons Not to Write or #howcampnanoiskickingmybutt

For those in the crowd who may not know, CampNaNoWriMo started April 1st and runs the duration of the month. While the pace isn’t quite as frantic as the big event in November, you set your own goal and work at your own pace on as few or many projects as you’d like, it’s still …

Continue reading #SpringCleaning and Other Reasons Not to Write or #howcampnanoiskickingmybutt

Fruit Blossoms and Dopamine

I just wrote last week about how #winterworn I was and here we are a week later and it seems spring has sprung, or it’s at least trying its hardest, as an old unattributed poem goes. I’m not sure the weather is befitting what we might think spring weather should be in all places as …

Continue reading Fruit Blossoms and Dopamine

The Fine Art of Walking Away

I mentioned a couple of posts ago that I’d learned quite a bit since my last foray into the land of writing and publishing. One of those things I’d like to touch on today is the fine art of walking away. Now, while it’s true I walked completely away from a modestly successful career three …

Continue reading The Fine Art of Walking Away

Channeling Elton

In the famous words of Sir Elton, it appears the bitch is back. And, sugar, she’s on fire! Three years ago, hell three months ago if I’m being honest, if someone had asked me if I’d ever be back, the answer would have been invariably no. One could say I’d suffered one of the worst …

Continue reading Channeling Elton