Setting Obtainable Goals

Last week, there were days that I just sat in front of my computer willing the words (any words) to appear on the screen. I tried squeezing coherence from my brain, pressing letterized thought through my fingertips and… I was choking on mid-story sag. During those times, I felt like the kid who can’t leave…

Hanging in there for the good stuff

So now that National Novel Writing Month is well underway, I’ve started out like gangbusters. The idea is fresh and new and has jillions of possibilities. Anything can happen. But what happens when you hit a wall? Like, in week two? You run out of ideas on your story, what next? Well, my personal hard…

Duly Warned

Well, I’m warning you well in advance. National Novel Writing Month begins November 1st! If you’re a writer, you probably have one or a dozen stories cooking on your big 14 burner stove. So what if 7 of them are on the back burners and another three stay simmering on super low? The point would be…

Winding Down

You may have heard that I got sucked into the National Novel Writing Month when someone on my team said, and I paraphrase (completely out of context) “The planet’s problems would be solved if all the people over 50 were dead” I can’t really explain why my head started building that world and what it…