For this year’s NaNoWriMo, I broke all my own rules. I let the inner critic sit on my shoulder the whole time I wrote the story. I only plotted the first part of the story, leaving me fumbling as I tried to pants my way through the rest. I kept my social media running in … Continue reading PNSD: Post NaNoWriMo Stress Disorder
As I gear up for the release of Hope at the Crossroads (Oct. 24!), I thought I'd take a moment to share about my writing process. I always love reading how other authors crank out their novels, don't you?First, I fully admit that I'm not writing any books at the moment. My focus is on … Continue reading Writing process: How to write a novel fast
After 30 days of writing furiously during National Novel Writing Month, I've done it. I've finished the rough draft of my next novel! Rough, of course, is the operative word. Unlike last year's novel that just sort of flowed onto the page, this year's novel has a few rough edges I plan to smooth out … Continue reading 10 gift ideas for book lovers (plus, some exciting news!)
In the past 17 days, I have discovered that I am not very good at keeping up with the regular parts of my life during NaNoWriMo. It's been over 2 weeks since I've blogged here. My Facebook and Instagram pages are a bit neglected. My house could use a little sprucing. I ran out of … Continue reading Life stops during NaNoWriMo
Life has been a bit busy this week, which is why I’ve been a bit quiet for the past few days. I’ve been working on a research paper that took up most of my time, giving me a glimpse of what it will be like to write for NaNoWriMo and do well in school at … Continue reading Aloha ʻoe!
Every November, hundreds of thousands of writers commit to a month of solitude for a national (even worldwide) phenomenon known as National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo. The goal is to have a 50,000-word story at the end of 30 days. I have taken part in NaNoWriMo since 2010, and it’s a big reason why … Continue reading Prepping for NaNoWriMo
If you’re on my mailing list, you’ve already been alerted that I have some big book news to divulge today (and if you’re not on my mailing list, why not?!? Sign up here, you get a free book!). Are you ready? …. … .. . There’s going to be a sequel to The Road to … Continue reading Big book news!
It's fall, y'all! I love this season so much. As I wait for the Indian Summer to make way for more autumn appropriate weather, here are 5 of my favorite things about this season. What are yours? Leave them in the comments. ❤ The changing leaves. In Northern California, we don't go through the drastic … Continue reading 5 favorite things about autumn
I’m about to tell you about the book that almost never was. Every year I write a book for National Novel Writing Month in November. This last year, however, I was stumped. I had just written Reclaim Your Creative Soul, and that book took a lot of energy out of me. I figured I would … Continue reading The book that almost never was
Dear Friends, On Nov. 1, I embarked on a new NaNoWriMo journey with Princess Tiger Lily of the Miakoda tribe, Captain Hook, Peter Pan, and the Lost Boys and all the pixies of Neverland. I began with a story I knew I could have fun with, and I wasn't even worried about whether it would … Continue reading Loving the Wind LIVE on Wattpad, and other book news