2009: I'm 25. I'm two years away from finishing my graduate degree in Social Work. I'm a year away from getting married. Six years away from having my first son. And countless soul-searching breakdowns away from figuring out why I am so dreadfully unhappy. I spend a lot of my time crying. A lot of... Continue Reading →
How NaNoWriMo Made Me A Better Writer
I am a HUGE fan of National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo. Not only does it include an uplifting community and serve as a charming and satisfying way to kick off the holiday season, but I've become a better writer every time I've participated. Alas, it's not in the stars for me this year, as... Continue Reading →
I’m DONE. I Wrote a Book. Whoa.
I'm so pleased, chuffed, over-the-damn-moon-thrilled to announce I'M DONE!!!!!!!! I WROTE A BOOK.
How to Write 50K Words in a Month: A Guide to NaNoWriMo For Mom Writers!
I've completed NaNoWriMo twice now; once before motherhood and once in the midst. The difference in preparation was staggering. Here's how I did it & how you can, too!
NaNoWriMo Halfway: Writing Through The Middle
The only way out of the middle is to keep writing my way through it, often knowingly writing something I will cut later.
National Novel Writing Month – NaNoWriMo
I figure I need a good kick in the head to get all these ideas out, and there is no kick more solid and swift than NaNoWriMo.