I am so very happy. It is a few weeks into the AWC bootcamp and I am averaging more than 500 words a day. It feels fantastic 🙂 The hardest part is getting started. But setting the word count before I start really helps. There have been a couple of days where I've dodged it, … Continue reading Writing again
I changed my name! I was hiding behind a pen name and a curtain of hair. The curtain is still there, blonde as ever, but I'm now going by real name, Jessica. I had a myriad of reasons for using the pen name. The only one that really matters is that I was afraid. I … Continue reading Name update
So I got 12,670 words. NaNoWriMo 2016 got off to a halting start and fizzled to a stationary end. I'm Grateful. Disappointed. Excuse-making. Proud. Conflicted. Whirl-pooling. My general anxious stressing heady self. Stop. Breathe. That was my November motto. December is kicking off with: kindness and compassion - to myself as well as others. So what … Continue reading The end of NaNoWriMo 2016
I recently read this article titled '3 signs you should give up on your story' by K M Weiland. In summary, the answer is RARELY. But after sitting on the same idea for more than ten years and getting lost over and again and losing motivation over and again. I've called it. I may return to it one day, but for … Continue reading Nanowrimo 2016
To NaNoWriMo or not to NaNoWriMo? That is my question ... what do you think? I'm 25K words into my first novel! (As of this evening and following a long and crazy break.) I am so excited to get back into it. Trying to set myself some goals. 600 words a day seems reasonable but … Continue reading 25K words in – to NaNoWriMo or not to NaNoWriMo?
The limits of my language mean the limits of my world. ~ Wittgenstein I read this quote today and it struck a chord. That moment where you are scrambling for pen and paper. Not just any paper though. My journal. So I won't lose it. Do you feel limited or liberated by language? I feel both. Liberated when … Continue reading The limits of my language
I knew which habit I sucked at most rather early into reading Stephen Covey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". Did you notice the silence lately? That was a distinct lack of proactivity. I did the quiz thingy after. It's official. But who needs a quiz when you just know. Putting first things first, … Continue reading Be Proactive