Writing as stretching a muscle, and other egregious metaphors

Hello hello everyone. I had somewhat of an epiphany the other day about my own writing and wanted to share. If you read my post about spring, you probably remember me talking about how I had written a poem and was feeling generally positive about my personal writing even though I have been doing nothingContinue reading “Writing as stretching a muscle, and other egregious metaphors”

Spring has come to Chicago!

I walked outside my apartment this morning and was greeted with the glorious knowledge that spring has finally crawled out from under its blanket of snow. I love winter and snow and everything that comes with it, but I am so ready for it to be warm outside. Even now as I sit at myContinue reading “Spring has come to Chicago!”

NaNoWriMo — What did I do? What didn’t I do?

Well folks here we are almost at the end of November, and I can’t say it’s been a super successful NaNoWriMo for me, mainly because I’m a tad lazy these days. But just because it’s not super successful doesn’t mean it’s not successful at all. I do feel like I was able to ready my novel forContinue reading “NaNoWriMo — What did I do? What didn’t I do?”

NaNoWriMo is coming . . .

. . . and I still need a plan. I suppose it’s about time for me to set something in stone and (hopefully) keep to it when the time comes. Here are my thoughts. 1. I need to decide what to do about marketing my novel. I have been tossing around the idea of changingContinue reading “NaNoWriMo is coming . . .”

Sprint Week Story: “The Ghost and I Watched the Sky Fall Together”

Well, dear Readers, Sprint Week is over! I had an awesome time working with and learning from Kelcey Parker this week, and I think I got some good ideas out of it. I’m excited about the prospects this new knowledge and outlook (story=structure) will have on my writing. I promised that I would post theContinue reading “Sprint Week Story: “The Ghost and I Watched the Sky Fall Together””

Writing Day Success!

Well, Saturday was my big day to sit at home, lock myself in a room, and write all day. The goal was to finish two chapters of my novel and write as much as possible, hopefully bringing me closer to finishing my novel. I snuggled up in bed with two blankets, two kitties, my computer,Continue reading “Writing Day Success!”