How to Overcome Self-Doubt as a Writer As a writer, the creative process can be both exhilarating and challenging. Unfortunately, an all-too-familiar obstacle that writers face is the inner critic, a relentless voice inside their heads that constantly berates their work and sabotages their self-confidence. This nagging voice can manifest in many different ways, from… Continue reading Defeating the Inner Critic
New Year-Old Traditions
Can-Ka No Rey I’ll be the first to admit, I’m weird. And that’s totally okay! You may judge me…but it’s likely not going to change my weirdness. Every January, I have this tradition. I begin listening to Stephen King’s The Dark Tower Series. And I do mean EVERY Year. Why? Hell if I know. It’s… Continue reading New Year-Old Traditions
We’re all so decidedly exhausted of all this Covid. It’s important to look at the small and maybe even big high points when everything feels so very low! So, I felt it was a good time to give an update on my personal, professional, and creative milestones. First, from September to December, I was thrown… Continue reading Life Update
What Are You Doing?
In writing, I constantly try to learn and improve myself and sharpen my tools. Often I learn from reading from other writers. Recently I finished reading The Dark Half by Stephen King. I’d read it a long time ago but happened to get it for free and dived into it again. The story is about… Continue reading What Are You Doing?
Looking Back and Forging Ahead
I want to make the year 2020 HUGE! Of course, don't we all want to see differences each year? Lose weight, quit bad habits, exercise more, spend more time with family, find a new career. The list goes on and on. I'm obviously no different. 2019 for me was not anything outrageous or incredible. As… Continue reading Looking Back and Forging Ahead
On Writing…. 5/31/18
Just some of my writings...could go somewhere or not. I totally don't know where this one is headed. Blue Ain't Your Color "What do you mean?" I could see him staring at his drink across the room. He ignored my question as much as my stare. "I just cancelled all my plans for this trip… Continue reading On Writing…. 5/31/18
I know that you were scared. I know that you keep worrying and stressing. Not writing is slowly killing you on the inside. But you've been here before and you've escaped the darkness, resolved to push through all your fears. You keep telling yourself that you aren't a writer, but you know deep down that… Continue reading I Know…
21 Days in Hell: Day One
Day One Elizabeth opened the door, prepared to count the twenty-seven steps that led her toward her one bedroom apartment, when she heard a dog bark and felt something hard and small jam into her back. “Take the steps slowly, like you always do, Elizabeth.” She didn’t recognize the voice and when she moved to… Continue reading 21 Days in Hell: Day One
A Book without Chapters?
Taking the bull by the horn and deciding to dive into the grueling activity of writing a novel, there are a number of things the author must decide. Characters, plotline, to use magic or not, how much research is needed, and so so much more. Today, as I work to edit a previously written novel,… Continue reading A Book without Chapters?
I’m Gonna Go For It
So, Camp NaNoWriMo is about to begin. As if starting a new job, moving to a new city, and having to change and embrace just about everything going on, I'm about to embark on a new writing project. Yowza!!! I know. I'm crazy. I can't help myself, though. I just sat down, during my first period… Continue reading I’m Gonna Go For It