“I am a writer. Today I write.” That has become my mantra. And since I have said that to myself or even out loud daily for the past few months, I have written every day. Some days it might just be to take notes or rework part of my scene list in my notebook while … Continue reading Writing in my Sacred Writing Space
I am apparently compelled to create. I finished a large scrappy quilt project last night, finally putting the last hand stitches in the binding and the label on the back for posterity’s sake. I made the quilt for my sister for her 43rd birthday. It’s a scrappy “fairy garden” for Megan. My sister has an … Continue reading Blogs, novels and . . . piles of fabric?
I’ve always ascribed to the “kind of keep them a secret” position. It’s comfy and safe there. If I tell people what I am working toward, they will encourage me and push me, but they’ll also know if I fail. So, I pick and choose who I tell what. This blog has been a huge … Continue reading Keep goals a secret or post them for the world to see?
In this whole novel writing process, I’ve learned a whole new term – story world. What happened to plain old setting? I teach high school English and one of the basic standards is that a story takes place in a setting ie. it has a place, a time, and a mood. However, novelists apparently don’t … Continue reading Story world? What happened to plain old setting?
I am busy, busy, busy – too damn busy to write apparently. I’ve been on vacation this week with my family and trying really hard not to beat myself up over the fact that I haven’t written much, if at all. I’ve spent the last five days either traveling or at Disneyland with immediate and … Continue reading Doing it all – just not all at the same time
Happy April fool’s day everyone. Yesterday I ran into a friend at Wal-mart who said that she was going to a wedding today! Really?! Who gets married on April fool’s day? That seems like just asking for trouble. Maybe I’m too superstitious but April 1 is NOT a date I would pick for my wedding! … Continue reading April Fool Story Freak