Last time we saw our intrepid hero, she was all swagger and ready to try out a new toy (which is still the best writing tool I’ve ever used, by the way) to write NaNoWriMo. Then, she disappeared. Again. What happened to the girl who wrote 13 novels in a year? Honestly, I wonder that … More On Not Writing and Beyond
About an hour from my house, there is a place called the Salt Flats; an expanse of desert in a long flat valley, sparkling white with a thick layer of crystal salt, the ghost of a lake that once covered this valley. If you go there at night, you can see all the stars above, … More Meditations on Change and Hair Dye
Happy spring! Before I get too deep in my own thoughts, go sign up for Camp NaNoWriMo. I'll wait. Yes, you do have time. Camp lets you set your own word count goal, so no excuses. Go sign up. Because, writers, it's time to bloom again. It's been a long winter, and now the world … More Camp NaNoWriMo. Are you in?
I want to be a writer. Specifically, I want to write and publish books. Books about vampires and fairies and an organization I created called the Wish Granter's Union. I want people to read what I write, to be inspired by my characters as I have been by other characters. I want to share what … More Focusing on the Outcome
Time to start again. I believe it is a rule that we are always lost when we begin. I have taken the last twenty days more or less off, a rest from the turbulence of the end of last year and the writing of the last twelve months. Time to recover and to remember how … More The Daunting Rebeginning
We hear about how zombies are over and how fairy tales are in, we hear about agents and we worry about if we can one day sell the thing we have scarcely typed five paragraphs of. We ought never end a sentence with the word of. Or to. Or with. We think we should write … More Month Twelve Reflections: Write What You Write
I wanted this to be another inspirational blog post. I did. I wanted to sit down and write something that would lift up the spirits of all my fellow NaNoWriMo participants. But I also am having difficulty myself, and I don’t want to do the disservice of making this all look easy. It isn’t. Writing … More Magic, do as you will