10 Secret Strategies to Survive the Day

Boom it happens. A story rejection. Your boyfriend dumps you. Bad review at work. You lost your sh*t at a coworker. The exact wrong thing falls out of your mouth in front of the wrong person. You had that mother-of the-year moment. You lost the last month of your writing because you didn’t back-up your … Continue reading 10 Secret Strategies to Survive the Day

Inappropriate or funny for a blog post?

I had a computer backpack puked on recently.  (I’ll tell you later)  I was afraid that even with the best cleaning, I'd always be followed with the faint smell of vomit.  I needed a new backpack. So I cleaned out the old one, stacking each item on the kitchen counter. Computer, cord, highlighters, pens, notepads, … Continue reading Inappropriate or funny for a blog post?

The worst part about writing

What is the worst part of writing for me? The answer may surprise you. It’s not story structure or idea generation. It’s not learning your characters. It’s not revision. It’s not even grammar. It’s choices. I heard a phrase ‘Your story, your way’. Which is so true and reveals that awful truth. Once the words … Continue reading The worst part about writing

Seven signs that you are a writer mid-book

7. You think Chocolate, Coffee, Pizza and Wine are the only food groups 6. You count vacuuming and dusting as exercise 5. You have half a dozen cheater stories started 4. Your house is spotless 3. Your husband says "What is for dinner" and your reply is "contractions are more conversational." 2. The local pizza delivery shows … Continue reading Seven signs that you are a writer mid-book