Category: Writing goals

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

10 Take-Away Moments from Mount Hermon Writers Conference 2017

10 Take-Away Moments from Mount Hermon Writers Conference 2017

It's been ten days since I left the 2017 Mount Hermon Writers Conference. Yesterday morning was the first time I've had a chance to write since I was on the airplane.  I could give you excuses, but excuse or not, I needed to allow myself time to decompress. So, before I venture into my world … Continue reading 10 Take-Away Moments from Mount Hermon Writers Conference 2017

40 Days to Mount Hermon – Fasting and Prayer Week 2

DAY 8 - Friday "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12 Somehow, I woke out of a deep dream in time to get my son to school. Another full day ahead and a birthday on Saturday (my youngest turned 13) - I realized writing time would be minimal. Yet, I … Continue reading 40 Days to Mount Hermon – Fasting and Prayer Week 2