Find Your Writing Community #IWSG

Like most writers, my writing comes in waves. Some days I am riding a high, soaring over the water, and then I get dragged beneath the waves, crushed by the scope of my novel and feeling like I am going nowhere. When my productivity low tide hits, I help others for motivation. Rooting for [...]

By |2018-04-04T19:02:18-05:00April 4th, 2018|Life, Writing|7 Comments

IWSG: Staying Motivated for the Road Ahead

Writing a novel is a lot like an endurance sport. You start out on a high with big dreams and lofty goals. Then you try to set up a routine and realize this is hard. Once you manage a routine (that inevitably falls apart from time to time) you have periods where you’re flying [...]

By |2018-03-07T15:00:54-05:00March 7th, 2018|Life, Writing|9 Comments

IWSG-For the Love of Speculative

Writers are intimidating. Many may be awkward, even antisocial, but most are well-read and that can be daunting to someone who isn’t. I have never considered myself well-read. Maybe a decade or three from now I might, but I definitely don’t now. As a child, I wasn’t a reader. My childhood was spent coloring, [...]

By |2018-02-07T10:26:06-05:00February 7th, 2018|Life, Writing|5 Comments

IWSG- Shooting for the Moon- Goal setting in 2018

Created by Alex J. Cavanaugh, the IWSG's purpose is to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! To join, simply sign up by clicking [...]

By |2018-01-03T20:34:02-05:00January 3rd, 2018|Life, Writing|13 Comments

Taking the plunge to find balance on National Writing Date Day

When I was a kid I always jumped straight in the pool not even considering to check the temperature. Although I might check the waters when it comes to pursuing a goal, once I commit I leap in. The commitments start with invigorating rush just like the moment of flying through the air before [...]

By |2016-11-30T19:42:28-05:00September 3rd, 2016|Life, Writing|2 Comments