Category: Writer Mama

5 Things I’ve Learned as a NaNo Noob

It was October 31 and the deadline for submitting my final draft to my publisher for No Eye Has Seen: Book 1 Beyond the Valley. During the previous week, I had psyched myself about finishing Book 1 and diving right into Book 2 by participating in National Novel Writing Month 2014. Last year, I signed up … Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned as a NaNo Noob

Invest in the Dream: 4 Tips to Keep Writers Writing

Since being released from circumstances beyond my control, I have been working hard and writing and editing. The more I dig in, the more I feel energized in spirit, even when my mind and body are tired. Here are a few things I am learning are vital to improving my craft while understanding the always-changing … Continue reading Invest in the Dream: 4 Tips to Keep Writers Writing

Now is the time for Joy, Abundance, Peace and Rest!

Before I took control of the battle of my mind and gave my circumstances over to God, finding the energy to write seemed impossible. My writing had been on the back-burner despite my initial reaction that job loss=more writing time. I have this need to get everything else done before I write. I rarely succeed. Eventually I give in, … Continue reading Now is the time for Joy, Abundance, Peace and Rest!

Writing as Child’s Play {Writer Mama Archives}

(In an effort to increase the frequency of my posts, I am digging through my unpublished writing archives and personal journal entries. Titles and Categories including the word "archives" indicate dated, yet relevant material.) March 2007 I recently did a thorough cleaning in my boys’ bedroom. I knew it was in need of a mother's … Continue reading Writing as Child’s Play {Writer Mama Archives}