“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 ….
“Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.” ~ Helen Keller Teen Detective Extraordinaire Books literally feed my soul. They have since I was a child. The first person to do that was teen ….
“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly—they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” ~ Aldous Huxley A friend recently asked if I would keep blogging like it was an option on a questionnaire. I tactfully corrected her that I had been writing for years. Since I was six years old, with my trusty diary with the ….
“These days, you have the option of staying home, blogging in your underwear, and not having your words mangled. I think I like the direction things are headed.” ~ Marc Andreessen First of all: Thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU! To the amazing Sarah over at LifeWithLilRed for the nomination. If you haven’t checked out her blog, RUN not walk to ….
“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 ….
“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 ….
All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath. F. Scott Fitzgerald Each year I try to go outside my comfort zone with my NaNoWriMo projects. The first novel I completed, as in surpassed fifty thousand words and completed with a “The End” was three years ago. It was Historical fiction slash romance and very fitting with my major ….
“In 2006, when I had come very close to calling my agent and telling him I needed to take a break, NaNoWriMo was where I found my inspiration again.” ~ Amelia Atwater-Rhodes Wha— what did I just say? I swear it isn’t gibberish. Nor is it the name of a Pokémon character. NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. Otherwise known ….
Happy Halloween my lovely readers! While everyone is getting their goblin and ghoul on, I am preparing for a writer’s dream (or perhaps nightmare?) Though I have written quite a bit of poetry, I don’t often publish it. In fact my last poem was posted a year and a half ago. Oy vey! But when the two AM muse strikes, you go with it. ….
“Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay.” ~ Flannery O’Connor “Oh how glamorous,” People say. “You will be the next J.K. Rowling!” They exclaim. “It must be so nice to stay at home in your pajamas,” They wistfully stare at me. Well excuse moi, while I let out a ….