Nine years ago, I had the realization that I, despite previously believing otherwise, had the capacity to write a book. A novel, a fantasy story that would span tens of thousands of words. On April 2nd, 2011, I wrote the first lines and pages of what would become my first completed novel. (I just went and reread those first lines and it made me so happy.) That story is trunked, but I have fond memories of some of the elements from it. I hope to some day resurrect those elemen
I think I’m stuck in a rut.
The past few weeks have been particularly trying for me. Because even though school is finally back in session and I actually have down time most days, I’ve had a lot going on.
School started on the 5th. The first week is always rough, and this time around our kids had trouble staying asleep all night that first week, so along with working until 1am some nights, I also wasn’t getting sleep between 1am and 7am.
Then on the 15th we got news th
January 2019 has been a whirlwind, guys. Between December 28th and February 2nd, we went from settled and happy and planning the coming year, to having our roots ripped up and being forced to make a huge shift. Our landlord gave us six weeks to move out of our apartment. I won’t go into his reasons, he was within his legal rights to do so. I have opinions about the situation but what matters is what happened. Friends and family contributed to support us. Our cousins—who are r
Hey y’all. It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? Happy New Year!
As some of you may know if you’ve been following me for a while, instead of resolutions the last few years, I’ve chosen a single word to be my driving force. 2015: Believe2016: Gratitude2017: Wait2018: Reach A year ago, I set my 2018 Focus Word as REACH. It was good for me. I didn’t want to do too much or push myself too hard, but I did want to get out of the rut I felt I was stuck in. Looking back, I can say with co
A few years ago, I posted an April Fools joke on here that I’d signed with an agent. Well guess what?! No, I still don’t have an agent. *snort* *** Yesterday I was going through some old papers and folders looking for some information and I came across a one-page handwritten outline for a story. It was vaguely like the one that eventually became the “first” novel I ever wrote, but based on the stuff it was around I knew I had to have written it long before I actually started
Heyyyyyy guys. So it’s been a long while…last post was September. And boy, did things happen. Let’s do a little update on life and writing…. October 1st, I found out I was pregnant again. Yay! November 4th, I miscarried again 😦 November 6th, I met with my chiropractor, a family friend we’ve known for years, and he could tell something was off. He adjusted me, then took me into his office and said, “Talk to me. Something’s wrong. Tell me what’s going on.” Floodgates open, I p