Day 3 of 30 Word Count: 15,113 Whew! In three days, I have written 4,247 words. (When I began, the piece was already a 10,866 word short story, for a total of 15,113 words.) This speed and consistency of writing is exhilarating, terrifying and humbling. What it is not, however, is unexpected. Because like I mentioned… Continue reading Day 3: Guide to Doing Things You Don't Have Time to Do!
So. A crazy thing happened the other day. I sent a sample of my writing to an agent. And she actually responded. And she actually liked it. This is crazy for 2 major reasons: I never share my writing with people I don't know. Well, besides on my blog, but that doesn't count. Right? You cannot… Continue reading 30-Day Novel!
We all have them in our lives. Lurking in the shadows, ready to pounce at a moment's notice. They smile, they laugh. They seem happy. They are the joy thieves. They might be seemingly well-intentioned folks, but with an uncanny knack to suck the joy out of any potentially joyous occasion. This is probably nothing new, I'm… Continue reading Beware of the Joy Thieves
It finally hit me yesterday. What am I doing? Why am I here?? How did I even get here??? I felt like I was waking up from one of those super confusing dreams, the kind where you wake up trying to recall how it all went down, how you even got to the place where… Continue reading Living Life… [minus the living]