Three Words

I love the tradition of picking a word for each year. A word to focus on, plan around, and maintain during mindfulness practice. 2018 is going to be big. I can already feel it, because this year, my psyche isn't happy with just one word. It wants three. Home The first word that came to... Continue Reading →

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When I Stopped Writing

For the better part of two years, I had an awesome word count to report at the end of most days. Thanks to playing along with the super-fun #authorconfession hashtag game on Twitter, I noticed that my word count had stalled out. This was strange and alarming. I went back through my planner to try... Continue Reading →

To Nano, or Not to Nano

It's that time of year again, when all my writer friends are having crazy fun getting started with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I always feel a pull to join them, and this year is no different. It's also the same in that I'm in the middle of a big piece that I really need... Continue Reading →

Treat it Like a Joy

When we research how to make a living as a writer, people talk about being serious about our writing and treating it like a job. We hear that writers need to defend our writing time. We need to take our work seriously so that others will as well. We need to connect to the right... Continue Reading →

Reviews Don’t Have to be Fancy

The only thing I love more than writing books is talking about writing books 🙂 Really, my favorite thing to talk about is stories in general. Nothing gets under my skin and into my heart quite like stories told through books. I want to know what friends are reading and why. What they love and... Continue Reading →

A Homeworld Holiday

I love the holidays. Pretty much all of them. And this time of year is just packed with some of my favorites. The holidays surrounding the Winter solstice have always had a special place in my heart. It's the darkest time of year, but the days are about to start growing longer. It's always been... Continue Reading →

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