Category: Writing goals

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?

The Hidden Fault of Comparing Myself to Myself

The Hidden Fault of Comparing Myself to Myself

How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart?Cleanse me from these hidden faults.Keep your servant from deliberate sins!Don't let them control me.Then I will be free of guilt, and innocent of great sin.May the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock … Continue reading The Hidden Fault of Comparing Myself to Myself

Will 2019 Be the Year I Finally Simplify and Enjoy Life?

As 2019 approached, I found myself melancholy as I reflected on all the major events and milestones in 2018. So many amazing things happened (so many I might forget one or two) -- my older daughter's second pregnancy announcement my other daughter getting engaged and getting married planning and executing a wedding in 6 months … Continue reading Will 2019 Be the Year I Finally Simplify and Enjoy Life?

How My Parents’ Divorce Led to Writing a Novel at Age 11 – Wounds to Wins Series

How My Parents’ Divorce Led to Writing a Novel at Age 11 – Wounds to Wins Series

I have a memory of sitting at the dining room table when I was seven years old. And though I'm sure the exact details are muddled and inaccurate, the moment would define the course of the rest of my life: My mom sat across from me at the other end of the table, distracted by … Continue reading How My Parents’ Divorce Led to Writing a Novel at Age 11 – Wounds to Wins Series

Using the Emotional Wound Thesaurus and More to Prep for NaNoWriMo

When I discovered the list of Emotional Wounds on http://www.onestopforwriters.com last year, I was beyond excited. One of my novel projects would involve the POV of three sisters facing life-changing events and I needed to get to know each of these characters personally and separately in order to give each woman her own voice, struggles, … Continue reading Using the Emotional Wound Thesaurus and More to Prep for NaNoWriMo