Encouragement, Inspiration, Writing, Writing blogs, Writing groups

How Writing Goals Are The Secret Ingredient…

  to becoming a better writer. Last night I met with my six writing sisters, a creative group of fascinating women who write stories and poems. This was our first meeting of the new year. In 2015, we left behind numerous rejection letters, rewriting queries until all the cows came home, and some awesome writing… Continue reading How Writing Goals Are The Secret Ingredient…

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NaNoWriMo Madness or The Only Way to Write A First Draft

Yes, I'm slogging through the madness of NaNoWriMo. The video above is a good indication of how we NaNo-ites or NaNo-etta's feel about now. I could only take three minutes of the video. She's a good singer--sorta. I've been typing words upon words, compiling hundreds, then thousands. Fifty thousand words is the goal; 1,667 words… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Madness or The Only Way to Write A First Draft

Encouragement, NaNoWriMo, Nathan Bransford, Writing

How About that NaNoWriMo?

So, who's taking up the challenge of writing a 50,000 word novel during the month of November? Me, me, me---I have my hand up---I'm working on a novel about three generations of women, three broken hearts and one love potion that goes awry. Yes, I know, it's going to be a busy month, with Thanksgiving… Continue reading How About that NaNoWriMo?

Books, Encouragement, Uncategorized, Writing


Writing, like old age, is not for wusses. It takes patience, resilience, strength, and a little bit of crazy to keep on keeping on with your stories. It takes a whole lot of crazy, and love, to participate and finish NaNoWriMo. This year 303, 754 people signed up for NNWM. Stay out of their way… Continue reading NaNoNaNo