Category: Writing goals

A Blend of History: A Walk Down Memory Lane in the Middle of Historical Research

I side-stepped my plans to write this weekend in order to complete a bit more historical research at The Foley and Searls historical libraries in Nevada City, California. I'm inserting 3 to 4 chapters in advance of my original start to Part 2 (I'm no "pantster" so I will be completing  a detailed outline prior to … Continue reading A Blend of History: A Walk Down Memory Lane in the Middle of Historical Research

March Madness Minus Basketball {flashback}

This post has nothing to do with basketball. I don't even know enough about the game to draw any parallels. Yet, madness describes my month so far. At least I would be going mad if I didn't believe there was a purpose beyond myself in it all. As much as I find solace in the … Continue reading March Madness Minus Basketball {flashback}

Failed Speedbo and if I Could Just Bottle 18 Hours Per Week and Only Write!

I really thought posting my intentions to write like crazy in the month of March would have motivated me to make some progress on Part 2 of No Eye Has Seen. But our family got hit with some major emotional tolls and I found the need to reflect and not pressure myself. I also have a … Continue reading Failed Speedbo and if I Could Just Bottle 18 Hours Per Week and Only Write!

Speedbo 2014: Challenging Myself to Complete the RD of Part 2 for No Eye Has Seen by March 31.

  6:56am For the last hour I have scooted around the house, my fuzzy socks whispering across the wood floors while I try not to wake anyone up. Three days ago I entered the Speedbo 2014 writing challenge on a whim. I rarely have time to read emails from the writing blogs I subscribe to, but … Continue reading Speedbo 2014: Challenging Myself to Complete the RD of Part 2 for No Eye Has Seen by March 31.

Writing with a Day Job, Five Kids, and Life at the Door

If you are looking for advice about writing with a day job, you may be disappointed. I haven't got it figured out yet. I keep telling myself if I am going to call myself a writer, I better be writing! But life isn't that simple. Writing books and magazines sit stacked on my nightstand, my … Continue reading Writing with a Day Job, Five Kids, and Life at the Door