Happy New Year! 

   A dear friend and I have agreed to write at least 400 words a day for 2016. That amounts to just over 150,000 words. (Actually, she is planning to write about 700, but I feel that if my goal is a "measley" 400, I'll have a better chance of meeting my goal.  I've already… Continue reading Happy New Year! 


From the ashes 

I've finally come back to myself in a manner of speaking. I feel better than I have in months, and it's definitely had a positive impact on my writing. It is, as I told a dear friend of mine, like I'm "finally back in the driver's seat." For years, I've always tried new "techniques" for… Continue reading From the ashes 

My creative process

I'm doing The Snowflake Challenge on Dreamwidth, and the challenge for day three was "In your own space, talk about your creative process - from what inspires you to what motivates you to how you manage to break through blocks. Does your process change depending on the type of creating you're doing? Leave a comment… Continue reading My creative process

Plodding along

I only got 1,000 words written last night, but I guess it's better than nothing. I'm aiming for 2,000, which is my goal for NaNo, since I only have to write 1,667 a day. Last year I wrote 5,000 on Day 1. I'm not sure that's going to happen this year, since I'll be at… Continue reading Plodding along

NaNoWriMo on the horizon

I woke up this morning and thought to myself, In just over a week, I'll have to write 1,667 words a day. Damn.  Although this will be my fifth NaNo, I'm going for my first win. Last year, I deliberately stopped at 35,000 words. At the time, I felt like I was writing so fast that… Continue reading NaNoWriMo on the horizon