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
It is finished! I have once again defeated the odds and crossed the NaNoWriMo finish line with more than 50K words - 66, 781, to be exact. Of course, when I say that it's finished, you know I don't mean that, right? I have at least 4 more days of writing until I get to … Continue reading NaNoWriMo, Day 30: How the story turned out
My favorite part of being an author is when I am actually creating the story, immersed in a whole different world than the one I am living in. As I'm writing, my characters are all around me. The scene takes over the room. Their emotions become my emotions, and their drama becomes my drama. When … Continue reading NaNoWriMo LIVE: What it’s like to write the story
I have finished the Prologue and Chapter 1 of my NaNoWriMo novel, and they are now live at Wattpad! For those of you who love Peter Pan fan fiction and would like to follow along, go to http://w.tt/1KVHVXD. Click on Table of Contents, and start with the Prologue. When you're done, continue reading Chapter 1. … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2015: Chapter 1 is live!
Day 1 down, 29 more to go. This morning I woke up at 4:30 a.m., thanks to daylight savings. Honestly, I was counting on that early wake up time to get in some serious writing before heading off to church. So imagine my disappointment when my husband wakes up two hours later and I had … Continue reading NaNoWriMo LIVE: Posting chapter by chapter