Well met, everyone, and welcome back to the blog! I'm only almost two weeks (!) late, but I made it. I finished NaNoWriMo with 50,000 words. It feels unreal that I made it, what with everything that's happened in the month of November. That said, I'm not done yet. I know a lot of people … Continue reading I made it (A NaNoWriMo update)
With all the hype surrounding NaNoWriMo, it starts to feel like if you "lose" (I use quotes, because I don't know how one can really lose NaNoWriMo), then you're not a "true writer" (whatever that means).
CW: This article contains references to mental illness and bereavment/grief. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may have noticed that I'm going through a pretty rough patch. For various reasons, including the loss of my childhood pet cat over the weekend, my mental health has taken a bit of a downturn. For … Continue reading When you can’t write any more
I've recently been taking steps to achieve my creative goals, and I've been dealing with self-doubt and insecurity that made me almost forget why I create in the first place.
Now, keep in mind: I have more than 30 story ideas I still need to complete and publish, countless song and poem ideas I still need to complete and publish, and now I have this. I'm laughing at myself as I type this article.
Right now, I'm trying to finish the first draft of a story that I'm hoping will be my first novel. As a result, I want to bring attention to the five books that inspired me as a writer. I'm one of those people that can't choose a favorite book; for me, choosing one favorite song/book/movie/TV show … Continue reading Five books that inspired my writing
I talk about finding my flow when it comes to writing on paper versus writing on the computer.