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To Early For Christmas?

“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” ~ Dale Evans Is it to early?  Hi friends! Taking a break from NaNoWriMo for some Christmas Cheer! Whaaaa? I know! You are thinking seriously? It is only November third! (I already heard it on Insta friends, haters gonna hate.) but since Hallmark ….

Happy NaNoWriMo 2020

“Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” ~ Gene Fowler Happy NaNoWriMo! For those who don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. During this month writers begin a brand new novel, drink copious amounts of caffeine which they may ….

NaNoWriMo 2018 

“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.” ~ E. L. Doctorow Gimme ALL the coffee Happy NaNoWriMo everybody! Today marks the beginning of an insanely crazy month. Where sleep depravity is real, word sprints a daily exercise, Stopping mid conversation to jot something down isn’t rude, and not having enough coffee is a potentially ….

We Create Our Stories

“Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.” Octavia E. Butler Struggling It seems like every quote I come across lately has spoken to my soul and this one in particular is yelling, I have been struggling something fierce the last few months. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I could do NaNoWriMo. In fact besides ….

Ten Years Of NaNoWriMo

“Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in.” ~ Louise Brown Ten Years First, Holy Expletive! Ten years! Ten years I have put myself through this torture. Ten years of word sprints, hundreds upon thousands of words, (over five hundred thousand) thirty days (three ….

Lessons in Editing

“That’s the thing about making a movie: You never finish editing. They just take it away from you.”  ~ Abel Ferrara Editing. The bang of any writers existence. I effing hate it. Seriously. Any and all expletives do apply to editing. I have spoken at length about how NaNo quickly stomps out all writing OCD because the goal is to ….

NaNoWriMo 2016 in the Books (Literally)

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Success! I didn’t think I would reach this point. That I would be able to finish my novel.And if I did, I was sure I would be burning the midnight oil november 30. While I had started out strong, the last week I was bogged down with ….

It Takes a Village

“Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” ~ Misty Copeland I feel incredibly thankful for many reasons. Even when life can be pretty sucky (which it kind of was this weekend), there is still always something or someone to be grateful for. I am always ….

Café Jax: My Writing Home

“If it wasn’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” ~ David Letterman I know I use the words hidden gem a lot, but this place really is that. Located between first and second avenues on eighty-fourth street, walking in it doesn’t appear like much. A small room with a coffee counter covered in baked goods with a wide ….

Brain Marathons

“To hold a pen is to be at war.” ~ Voltaire Oh Voltaire, you smart little thinker you. Last night it felt like I had run a brain marathon. Seriously. My mind was panting, I felt like I was going to collapse, I think I even broke a sweat a time or two. I was pushed to the brink. All ….

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