About My Blog

I’ve been writing with some seriousness for over 10 years and have grown a lot in both knowledge and skill. This blog was originally focused on my daily progress, as a way to motivate myself to always find time to write. More recently, I have added some new features to shift the focus from being 100% on myself, to reach out and share some of my knowledge and wisdom with other writers. I’ve also started to post book reviews, as I’ve started to delve back into the world of books, from which I’d been estranged for 8-10 years.

I am currently working on publication for my first full-length novel, and have plans and ideas for a series of books to hopefully follow it. For more information about that, go here. “Pithea” will be released in January of 2020, with pre-order available in December.

I do already have one book published, which is a novelette of Christian fiction, and more on that can be found here.

I am a huge fan of NaNoWriMo, and participate every November. During November, and sometimes in the month or two leading up, I will be one of the many in blog-land who post about it extensively. To see a series of posts that I wrote in 2015 full of helpful tips for NaNoWriMo, much of which can also help with writing in general, go here.

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    • It has been so far! And there are 3 levels–250, 500, or 1000 words. I actually thought I would move up to 1000 after a few days of doing 500 and realizing I could consistently do more. But instead, I’ve realized that not pushing myself to go past 500 most days has been helping me avoid stressing over getting more done. So I’m happily settled at 500. (And I’ve failed at reaching 500 more than once in the month I’ve been doing this too.)

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  1. Love this blog and it has inspired me greatly. Oddly enough, I am in a very similar situation in which I have one book finished that needs editing. I have another written that needs a re-write and one that is bouncing around in my head ready to get out. On top of this I’m a grad student and an avid geocacher. All of these things seem to have imploded in on themselves and I need a good spring cleaning. You have just motivated me to do that. I am making the call now that I will have all of my writing projects organized (not finished) by the time November rolls around. I can’t continue to keep all of the characters in my head. They are becoming as miserable as I am. I haven’t decided yet but I may use the new writing platform for my NaNo writings this year. What better way to keep myself accountable right?

    Good Luck on your endeavors and I will be checking back in. Keep writing every day.

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    • One thing I’ve learned is that writers with a busy life outside of writing have to work harder, and even smarter, than we otherwise would to be able to make any progress. Organizing your projects in one place is definitely a good idea.

      Thanks for your comment; I’m glad you got some usefulness out of my blog, especially considering that it’s pretty self-focused.

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  2. “It didn’t write itself, so I certainly can’t expect it to revise and finish itself.” How right you are! I would really like to challenge myself to write or revise every day…I’m just not sure my 11 month old baby (who doesn’t sleep!) wants me to do that.

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    • I’ve been there…sometimes it feels like I’m still there, and my youngest is 5 years old. It’s not always easy, and I will even admit that it’s not always possible. But if you’re shooting for every day and still manage to get to it more often than you had been, it’s still a win! I definitely still miss a lot of days, but lately, it happens a lot less often than it did when I started this blog 1 1/2 years ago. I’m developing a habit.

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