Ah, 2020. As I was scrolling through Facebook and receiving my regular blog posts from the ones I admire, I was overcome with the explosion of F—off 2020, along with a smattering of best ranked lists and goals for 2021. I’m always fascinated to read opinions on the year behind us and the […]

December 31, 2020

Random Thoughts on New Year’s Eve…

For all of the writers on the journey of the elusive 50K by the end of November, I salute you! Here’s a post to inspire you to reach for the stars.  I have to re set every day. Just because I have a great writing day does not mean it will carry over to the […]

November 12, 2020

A Writing Pep Talk for NANOWRIMO

Sometimes, I forget that writing is like life. You can have clear goals, focus on the finish line, and do the work nonstop to get there. But many times, the end is just out of reach—like the treasure keeps tauntingly moving a few steps ahead of you until you wonder: Was this a good idea […]

September 18, 2020

Chasing The Story…by Jennifer Probst

I did this thing. It’s cool and I’m excited about it. Years ago, my twelve year old niece told my kids a story that made them laugh out loud hysterically. Everyone who heard it would beg her to repeat the story until it became a bit of a legend with the kids. I decided it […]

September 4, 2020

Sometimes, you just need to laugh…

My muse loves to play games with me. In the beginning, we have a firm word count in mind. And then we begin negotiations. Muse: I don’t want to write this book. It was a mistake. Me: It’s too late now, we have to make it work. It’s only a novella. We need 30K. Muse: […]

June 23, 2020

A Day in the Life of my Muse…