It’s that time of year again–Storystorm time! I love brainstorming new writing ideas, and Tara Lazar’s event makes it easy with its daily inspiration. There’s something so refreshing about a good brain dump, plus there’s prizes! Jump over to this post to read about when I first discovered Storystorm. Today, my 9-year-old son snuggled upContinue reading “A Meadow of Wild & Beautiful Ideas”
Tag Archives: Goals
New Year, Same Goals!
I am a goal person. A list person. A write it on the list just so I can check it off person. It keeps me focused and motivated. Without them I ride high on ambition and bottom out on follow-through. Since I last posted I’ve been busy writing children’s nonfiction. It has been so muchContinue reading “New Year, Same Goals!”
The Best Birthday Present
Today may be my birthday, but this weekend I gave myself the best present ever. I finished my first novel! It came to a grand tally of 71,194 words, and an additional 10k words of research, pre-writing and character development. That’s about 325 pages! Actually when I say I gave myself this marathon of wordsContinue reading “The Best Birthday Present”
Out of Hibernation
After the intense focus on writing for November, it was a beautiful thing to switch it up for December and focus only on family, Christmas, and lots of good food. But, now it’s January, the decorations have been put away, my guests have gone home, and this week the kids are back to school. TimeContinue reading “Out of Hibernation”
First Time NaNoWriMo Winner!
I just won NaNo! What’s that you say? Why yes, it is the very last day of the month, but that’s not what counts. What matters is that I set this goal to write 50,000 words in one month, and I did it! My local writing group knows I love to start new stories. I’mContinue reading “First Time NaNoWriMo Winner!”
All the Feels
Something that has surprised me during this NaNo experience is how emotional writing a novel can be. Sure, I’ve poured my heart into my writing before. I know the power of words. But never before have I been with the same characters for 47,000 words. All in the last four weeks I’ve laughed with them,Continue reading “All the Feels”
A War of Words
Two weeks in to this challenge, and I just hit 25,000 words. The first week was exhilarating, the second week was grueling, but I am right on schedule. On Saturday my region had a large “Midway Write-In” event. It was fun to write alongside others on the same journey. I experienced my first “Word Wars”Continue reading “A War of Words”