Tag: #amwriting

My book comes out this year!

The transition to a new decade is a big deal. And we welcomed 2020 in style; sipping champagne in our hotel room in Mexico while the kids slept and fireworks we couldn’t see boomed from down the beach. It was truly special. In all seriousness...

When a dream comes true

I’ve been writing my entire life. In the beginning, it wasn’t with the goal of publication in mind, but that’s probably only because I was still in elementary school. When I reached high school, I started submitting poetry and...

Getting it done with just hours to spare

In early December I found myself without a full-time job and decided to move back into freelancing.  The daunting task of searching out new contracts and securing work lay ahead at a time of year when very few were hiring. It was disheartening, to...

Committing to the Process: NaNoWriMo 2017

After focusing so much on my completed novel – After the Break – during SiWC and the weeks leading up to it I wasn’t sure I was going to be mentally ready to write a new book during NaNoWriMo. I had the novel roughly sketched out...

Reflections from my first SiWC

As my final workshop at my first SiWC – aptly named “Now What?” came to close I found myself feeling overwhelmed at the thought of trying to process what I had learned over the last three days. I was in pure information overload...