Why, exactly, is National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo, held in November? I mean, there’s Thanksgiving. And ’tis the season to start getting ready for the holidays. Plus for my fellow runDisney addicts, there’s the Wine & Dine Half Marathon in Disney World, so I need all the motivation I can get to finish.
Are you looking for ways to stay motivated during NaNoWriMo? Awesome, read on. [click to continue…]
Although I have already seen every single episode of Gilmore Girls, one of my favorite all-time shows, I have been faithfully binge-watching every single episode once more in time for the GIRLMORE GIRLS REVIVAL on November 25th! And LOOK, they just released a trailer!! [click to continue…]
Cross posted on As The Eraser Burns.
It’s almost that time of year again, folks: National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo, the yearly Olympics for writers where participants attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in only 30 days. The fun begins on November 1st, twelve days from now. TWELVE.
As in, one-two-three-ten-twelve days, less than two weeks!!! [click to continue…]
I. Love. Pink.
The color, the artist, wearing it on Wednesdays, I love everything about pink, so imagine my utter joy after discovering that yesterday was dedicated to my favorite hue! I might have missed it, but I still shall wear it from head to toe today and be a living Pepto Bismol bottle, even while running. Talk about joyful miles!
But first, I must confess that there was a time in my life when I did not wear pink. Why?
Because someone told me I was too old. [click to continue…]
I once gave a presentation where, ten minutes in, I asked attendees to do a writing exercise.
I could feel the groans they shifted in their seats, grimacing as though I had offered pickle juice for their tea instead of cream. For a second, I considered saving face by saying, “Just fooling, haha,” even though the exercise was really cute: Write a Dear John letter from a fairy tale character to their significant other. But no, it was part of my class plan. I like sticking with plans. So I had everyone put pen to paper, sensing potential presentation disaster.
They did it. I did it. And guess what? [click to continue…]
It’s been a crazy week.
Seriously crazy and while I did get some work done on a manuscript, it wasn’t good work because my mind has been pulled in so many direction. I hate not doing good work. It makes me feel lost. Chaotic. Incomplete because I haven’t been living my authentic life lately. Regretful over how much time has passed since I sold my last book. Pissed off because I know I’m capable of accomplishing more but this week, I allowed doubt, fear, procrastination, and my crazy schedule get in the way.
Stop. Take a breath. [click to continue…]