Life in the Fasting Lane (or What Happened When I Ditched Social Media)

In April, I subjected myself to a month-long fast. Don’t worry, I haven’t been starving. There’s all that leftover Easter candy to enjoy! No, this wasn’t a food fast, it was a social media fast, and the results were interesting to say the least. What Kicked This Off First and foremost, I’m not a huge … Continue reading Life in the Fasting Lane (or What Happened When I Ditched Social Media)

Writing the Day Away

Yes!!! I have survived the dreaded head cold and am now so excitedly ripping through my current project, that simply can't bear to take a break. So, I'm going to call this Wednesday a blogging "cheat" day and recycle one of the articles from my most recent newsletter (which you can sign up for HERE … Continue reading Writing the Day Away

All Hail the Glorious Outline!

This week brought about an excellent opportunity to break out my Happy Dance Shoes and kick up my heels in ecstatic, delirious, over-the-moon-with-elation joy because The Outline is complete. As you may remember, several weeks ago I had to break the sad news that Book Three of my fantasy series will not be published this … Continue reading All Hail the Glorious Outline!

The Key to Writing: Take Your Time

In a couple weeks the mad frenzy known as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) will begin. During this month, during these 30 short days, writers are encouraged to write a novel. All I have to say is please don't. Now before you start throwing tirades at me saying NaNoWriMo is the most wonderful writing event … Continue reading The Key to Writing: Take Your Time

I’m in No Mood for You, Mozart!

I'm feeling very Salieri this week. For anyone who hasn't seen Amadeus, Salieri was a middle-aged composer at the same time as the fresh-faced, foul-mouthed Mozart. Whereas Salieri would spend days working on a tiny composition, Mozart could write the same piece only moments after hearing it. Not only was Salieri envious of Mozart, but … Continue reading I’m in No Mood for You, Mozart!