Reading Life Total books read: 10 Books read for 2017 so far: 144 Couldn't stop listening to the audiobook: Righteous by Joe Ide and a re-listen of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (and I haven't reread a book in years-- so glad I did.) Nonfiction topics explored: insect sex in Sex on Six Legs by Marlene Zuk and US history and… Continue reading November Wrap-Up
Alright, friends. I'm back from my break with the internet and staying accountable with the goals I set, which were: Stay off of social media until Saturday this week: check Write 15,000 words of NaNo project from 11/16-11/24: almost, but not quite. broke the 12k mark and over 40k total on the novel! Grade 30… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Check-In: Part II
#PitchWars just finished for many of my comrades in arms and many of us are querying (as in watching their inboxes and going slowly crazy.) How do I know? I am one of those writers, so I definitely get it. One of the themes I kept seeing on the #PitchWars feed was Getting Ready for… Continue reading Leave it On The Page
This is about writing, so stay with me here... I'm Catholic and we just finished the season of Lent. Lent is supposed to be a time of self-denial and people give up all sorts of things: meat, candy, beer, Facebook, etc. This year I looked at my life and tried to see what was distracting… Continue reading Why be bored?
No matter what book on writing you read, every author emphasizes routine as a way to free creativity. Making writing a habit makes the muse want to come out and dance a bit. It's not that I doubted the truth of this statement, but I gave myself so many excuses to not make time… Continue reading Update and Getting Motivated
In real life, in my real job, I have no classes to teach next week, no papers to grade, and no office hours to attend, but I still have day care for my kids and I intend to make the most of it (on at least a few of the days-- have to enjoy my… Continue reading Planning a Writing Staycation