Weekly Writerly Witterings ~ Lessons in Writing

It's been a while since I wrote about writing. Probably because I've had something of a love/hate relationship with my passion for the past year. The older I get, the harder it becomes to simply throw myself into a story the way I did pre-kid and pre-adulting. I can no longer blindly write into the night. If I want to get anything accomplished in any of my current projects, it needs to become habit. 

Weekly Writerly Witterings ~ Dear Diary…

About a month before watching Cathy Hay's video, I pulled out my high school journals "for research." I've had an idea for a YA novel/novella series for some time, but I wanted to step back into the shoes of Fifteen. Boy, did my journals deliver.

Weekly Writerly Witterings ~ What’s the Point?

It's hard writing into the void sometimes. With traditional and original fiction, you often write something that people may or not read. Then they may or may not leave a review. If they bother leaving a review (this is not counting book bloggers btw) that's either because they loved your story, or they hated it. The average G.I. Jane doesn't review unless your story moved them to a strong feeling.

Weekly Writerly Witterings ~ What’s Most Important?

One thing I hope you take away from my meanderings, is to enjoy your life. Don't beat yourself up for missing the occasional deadline or falling out of habits. Sometimes, we structure our lives too much, so much that we forget how to be part of the world outside our screens. I hope you find ways to surround yourself with beauty this week. I hope you are inspired 🙂

Weekly Writerly Witterings ~ Truth About Newsletters

I like to think of a mailing list like a tree farm. If you let all the undergrowth fill up between the trees, they won't grow nearly as thick or tall. They'll always be competing with the little offshoots and filler. But if you cut away the underbrush, you can see the forest through the trees.

Weekly Writerly Witterings ~ Be Inspired

One thing I hope you take away from my meanderings, is to enjoy your life. Don't beat yourself up for missing the occasional deadline or falling out of habits. Sometimes, we structure our lives too much, so much that we forget how to be part of the world outside our screens. I hope you find ways to surround yourself with beauty this week. I hope you are inspired 🙂

Weekly Writerly Witterings ~ Happy #NaNoWriMo19!

I hope you're inspired this week to write your story. I hope you sit down and the words flow from your fingertips. Be honest in your story as you don't dare in real life. Write what moves you. You may not be writing the next bestseller, but I guarantee you'll learn more about yourself in the process. You'll be enriched and better for the experience. Go find your creative happy place and let's write! 

Weekly Writerly Witterings ~ On Writing, Inktober and Finding Inspiration

One thing I hope you take away from my meanderings, is to enjoy your life. Don't beat yourself up for missing the occasional deadline or falling out of habits. Sometimes, we structure our lives too much, so much that we forget how to be part of the world outside our screens. I hope you find ways to surround yourself with beauty this week. I hope you are inspired 🙂

Weekly Writerly Witterings ~ Be Kind to Yourself

So I am taking a moment to blog about writing, since it's been a while and I felt you deserved a meaty post after a week of radio silence. Seriously though, I am aware the world does not stop because I don't post on my blog. I'm just one author in a sea of them. If you read the post I shared recently, you know how I feel about the changes in the self-publishing industry. I feel like some of us get lucky and are able to rise above the rest. But most of us struggle for the sake of the craft (though money really would be nice). I write because I love telling stories and I love a good challenge.

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