So I failed NaNoWriMo. I could have written 50,000 words, but I didn't. I could have written everyday in the month of November, but I didn't. I could have finished my novel, but I didn't. I could be upset about my failure, but I'm not. The thing is, I did so much more this month … Continue reading I Failed NaNoWriMo, and that’s okay.
It's November, which means that all of us American bloggers are clogging your feed with all of the things we are thankful for. I am self-aware as to how cliche, and thus how disingenuous this post will be, but as Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday I am still making this post anyway. If you have … Continue reading Obligatory November Thankfulness Post
We are now 14 days into National Novel Writing Month. How am I fairing in the annual challenge? I'd say, about as expected. I was upfront with you all that I would be cheating. I didn't start a new novel from scratch, and I know myself well enough to know that setting a hard-word limit … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2-Week Check-In
If you haven't already guessed, I have decided to participate in NaNoWriMo this year. Yes, I am aware that it is cliche, and no that is not going to stop me. This is something I decided I have to do. What Is It? Pretty much anyone who has taken an elective writing class knows about … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Why I Have to Do This
For those of you who haven't been following my blog, I was invited to read some of my work at the Utah Valley University Writing Showcase. As a recent graduate from UVU, I felt honored to be invited back by some of my professors to read some of my work. The event was small and … Continue reading Writing Showcase: what I did and what I learned
I hate editing. I am going to be upfront and honest about that. I hate re-revisiting my work and I hate the long and tedious process of editing. I know it is important, but I hate doing it. I also know that I am in the majority of the writing community. We know that all … Continue reading My writing cycle: write, procrastinate, and edit
The weather is cooling down and my sweaters have been taking out of their storage trunk and returned to my closet. Fall is officially here. Every season has their own perks, but fall has always been my favorite. Something about the brisk weather, the changing leaves, and the approaching Holidays brings me the peace and … Continue reading Autumn Returns: new season, new changes
I really needed a vacation. As much as I enjoy my job, my co-workers, and my clients, the late hours and constant meetings, phone calls, and emails were wearing me down. I was started overwhelmed by the constant stream of emails and phone calls. It is a bull-faced lie to tell people that "if … Continue reading Bears Ears: A short Vacation to Reset Myself.
I can hardly be called "consistent" when it comes to this blog. I am guilty of procrastination, infrequent posting, and irregular posting patterns. In addition to these crimes, I have allowed the interface to become sloppy, the organization a joke, and the the overall quality of my blog to become sub-par. I am ashamed of … Continue reading Curating My Writing: Blog Pruning, Updates, and Maintenance.
When I hear certain songs I think of him. We all have songs like that. Something about the way the lyrics squeezes your chest hurts in a good way. The memories of good times and bad rush together. Sometimes the scenes play like a fast forward movie, and other times there is only an overwhelming … Continue reading Relationship Deja vu: reliving your previous relationship over and over again