Category: Fiction Writing Process

A Nomadic Childhood – Wounds to Wins Series

A Nomadic Childhood – Wounds to Wins Series

When Moving Wasn't the Plan In preparation for the 2020 Mount Hermon Writers Conference (unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19 social distancing regulations as of March 16, 2020), I've been reviewing, rewriting, and refining my manuscript for A Cord of Three. One of the wounds the sisters overcome in the story is one of moving around … Continue reading A Nomadic Childhood – Wounds to Wins Series

A midnight epiphany — am I supposed to write time-slip novels?

A midnight epiphany — am I supposed to write time-slip novels?

I've been reading them from the start-- probably as far back as 2009. My first attempt to draft No Eye Has Seen started with me reading several "time-slip-like" YA novels. At the time, I was writing "Momma Jane" (original title) as a YA and was taking a course in writing children's fiction. The two books … Continue reading A midnight epiphany — am I supposed to write time-slip novels?

TOP 10 — #1 The Back and Forth of Finances

TOP 10 — #1 The Back and Forth of Finances

Starting New Rhythms... This morning I woke up late after having a bit of insomnia. In part, I blamed the two cupcakes (sugar, chocolate, gluten and all!) that were leftovers from my granddaughter's 1st Birthday Party on Sunday. Second, my 17-year-old hadn't sent me a Snapchat saying he was home from work (our agreement so … Continue reading TOP 10 — #1 The Back and Forth of Finances

Parenting Your Siblings at a Young Age – Wounds to Wins Series

Parenting Your Siblings at a Young Age – Wounds to Wins Series

This post is inspired from the Emotional Wound Thesaurus entry described as "Becoming a Caregiver at an Early Age). As I work through describing each wound related to my fictional novel-in-progress, A Cord of Three, I'm seeing how some of the wounds I've assigned to my sisters are self-inflicted, while others are out of their control. … Continue reading Parenting Your Siblings at a Young Age – Wounds to Wins Series

Discovering the Source of our Fears – Wounds to Wins Series

Discovering the Source of our Fears – Wounds to Wins Series

For every emotional wound we hold on to, there is a fear associated with it. Sometimes we don't realize where our fear stems from until we dig into our past to understand it, and decide not to place blame or make excuses for the broken people we are today. The song "fear is a liar" … Continue reading Discovering the Source of our Fears – Wounds to Wins Series