Unless I pull myself together and write roughly 1,500 words daily over the course of 37 days, I won’t reach my goal of a finished draft (second book) by April 1st. I don’t always see goals through to completion: it’s an issue I’m very much aware of. Why do I give up so easily? LackContinue reading “Days 19-21 of the Love Write Now Pledge”
Every now and again, when in need of a writing boost, I seek out the beauty of nature. Such was the case today! I found a bench near a nearby lake, gazed out on the frozen water, and felt refreshed. I wrote feverishly as seagulls squawked and the crisp wind blew, reminded that beauty existsContinue reading “Day 11 of the Love Write Now Pledge”
Today marked a personal milestone worthy of celebration, and yet I didn’t quite feel like celebrating. On Feb 4th 2020, my debut novel (THE SPIRIT PROJECTOR) became available for purchase in print version. While online book retailers list the book’s publication date as Dec 2019, it wasn’t actually released until Feb 4th. Thus, I considerContinue reading “Day 3 of the Love Write Now Pledge”
Come February 4th, my debut novel turns 2! I’m busy working on the second book in the trilogy, with the goal of a mid-late 2022 publication. I’ve set some benchmarks to help me reach my goal and will be posting here on a more regular basis to keep myself on track. Stay tuned!!!
Days 84-87: Writing Through a Haze It’s finally Friday! And to make the day even better it’s a Friday before a holiday!!!!! Ah, to relax, curl up in a blanket, and watch TV movies to which I can already guess the ending. The desire to do all of the aforementioned activities is amplified by theContinue reading “Days 84-87 of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”
I’ve stated on numerous occasions that inspiration strikes in the most unlikely of moments. I’ll revise that statement slightly: Inspiration strikes in the quietest and simplest of moments. The past two days are examples of such a claim. Day 80: DADDY LONG LEGS Heartwarming, lovely, charming, elegantly told, and beautifully presented – that’s how I’dContinue reading “Days 80 & 81 of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”
DAY 28: Garden Inspiration I don’t have a green thumb (perhaps a purple one when I hit it with a hammer by accident), but I do love gardens. I can’t tell you the names of most types of flowers or herbs, or what perennial means, yet they inspire my artistic soul. That fascination with gardensContinue reading “Day Twenty-Eight of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”
DAY SEVEN: This’ll Be Brief Tonight’s entry in my daily writer’s log will be brief. Why? I’m too busy working on my novels/TV pilot draft It’s a jam-packed night of returning TV dramas that are on my must-watch list I tried something a little different when I got home from work – I took aContinue reading “Day Seven of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”
The fourth entry of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey focuses on the inspiration Mother Nature provides.
After completing the latest draft of my YA novel, I read through the content with an objective perspective and asked myself the hard questions: Do I want to keep reading? Do any key elements get lost in the dialogue or subplots? Are there any characters that don’t move the story forward? Who is the storyContinue reading “Novel Update”