Leap of Faith

I started this WIP back in NaNoWriMo of 2018 and the writing was so tough for me. It was a busy month, I got sick, and there was no energy for drafting something brand new. It made me decide this circus story of mine wasn’t worth the time of day. Now, with some time andContinue reading “Leap of Faith”

Awards and Travel and Querying, Oh My!

It Started With YA… It’s been an age since I actually updated this blog with anything related to my writing path. The last year has been…a journey. I think from last summer to this summer could be called the year of the pivot. This time last year I had just begun querying a YA FantasyContinue reading “Awards and Travel and Querying, Oh My!”

So Much Catching Up…

From the looks of the blog, I’ve been away for a year without updates. A lot has happened in my writerly life in that time, I just haven’t taken the time to come back and update here. So I’ll run down a brief list of what I’ve done… Last May I attended the DFW Writer’sContinue reading “So Much Catching Up…”

Holy Schnikes! Pushcart Nomination

Holy schnikes doesn’t really sound like a verbose title that would be written by a Pushcart Prize nominee, but it is. That’s right, I was notified tonight that my story, “She Knit”, which was published in the Wild Horses: Women on Fire 2015 edition was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. I know that thousands of stories,Continue reading “Holy Schnikes! Pushcart Nomination”

With a Fizzle…

So I did Camp NaNoWriMo for July. Technically, I’ll have won once I verify my word count. Yet, this is the least exciting victory yet. Back in April, I churned through 30,000 words for Camp NaNo and felt genuinely accomplished. It was a challenge, but not impossible. After doing NaNo in November, writing only 30kContinue reading “With a Fizzle…”

Better Late Than Never

I have not been in the writerly way as much in the last few months. I am taking a break from my MFA program since my day job has been so busy. However, I did do one thing… \ I finished the April 2015 Camp NaNoWriMo with a word count of 30,000. While this wasContinue reading “Better Late Than Never”

What I’ve Done Instead of Write

Since I finished my NaNoWriMo goal a month ago (whew, that flew by) I have done no writing at all. Zilch. The only exception being two book reviews which accounts to not much at all. Here’s what I’ve done in place of writing for the last month: Relax. As soon as NaNo was done IContinue reading “What I’ve Done Instead of Write”

On The Brink

I officially have 2,105 words left until I win National Novel Writing Month! As I am poised on the brink of 50,000 words, I wanted to take a moment to reflect. I thought I would post more updates, but I got carried away in the writing (imagine that) and didn’t come here to post. However,Continue reading “On The Brink”

NaNoWriMo Numbers Update 1

We are currently on day 4 of National Novel Writing Month. This is my first time honestly trying NaNoWriMo so I was pretty nervous about whether I would be able to make my words for each day, since I need to do about 1,667 to finish on time if I write every day. Here’s theContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Numbers Update 1”