Just a quick note to say I’m super excited for the opportunity to work on my website, novel, artwork and other fun stuff this summer! Big changes are in progress for the website, I’m taking an online novel-writing class to help me delve back into my work in progress, and I’m working on a few other things […]


Just over 80 hours to go until the writing frenzy begins. So far, I have a general story/plot idea, a few loose conflict ideas, and some sketchy character sketches for 4 of the characters. I’m pretty much going to be a Pantster this time around and see how it works for me. Now I just […]


I must be nuts. There’s no other explanation. I just signed up for NaNoWriMo. 50,000 words in 30 days. In addition to working 2 jobs and starting my 22-Week Challenge. Somebody, commit me before I sign up for or dream up some other crazy scheme. Anyway, I’ll be trying to keep an update of my […]


I read a great excerpt from a book a few weeks ago centered on how to flush out secondary characters in novels. It really struck a chord with me, and I immediately went to work trying to incorporate the bits of insight. Check it out here!


So, after yesterday’s critique, I once again find myself going back to page one and looking at my manuscript sentence by sentence… and making a LOT of changes. While I did this a lot in the beginning, for the past month or so I’ve tried to constrain myself to only reading the last complete chapter […]


Had a meeting with my writing group early this afternoon and received comments on Chapters 3 and 4. It was a great meeting. I really received some great feedback for improvement, as well as some nice compliments. There’s a lot of food for thought floating around in my head right now. If I can figure […]


I came across this great blog last week and wanted to share. There is so much great info here on publishing, queries, etc. If you’re interested in writing, being published, and such, definitely check it out. I’ll also post a link on the sidebar for future easy reference. Today’s a writing day, so I’d better […]

Too Far Gone

They say life flashes before your eyes right before you die. That’s not how it happened for me. The streetlights spun like a kaleidoscope around me, and the screech of tires pierced until I nearly let go of the twisting steering wheel to clamp my hands over my ears. Every muscle in my body locked […]